Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Long-Awaited Hyacinth


The hyacinths I started forcing indoors back in November (early November, to bloom for the holidays--ha!) are just now making their appearance. If they had waited one more week they would be tied with the outdoor hyacinths! I wonder what happened.

Still, they smell heavenly. And if you count St. Patrick's Day as the holidays . . . .

16 comments:

Bethany Hudson said...

Glorious!

Kate said...

Thank you for sharing! Our hyacinths are still shivering in their bulbs under the snow and earth. I've forced bulbs before but haven't this year. Instead, I'm going to buy a few forced bulbs in bloom at the market to brighten my winter-dreary home. I shall have to remember to force them next year.

Lucille said...

How strange. My hyacinths have been very tardy too. I wondered if I had been forcing non-forcing types. Worth the wait though.

Kerri said...

Oh their beautiful! Our snow is melting very quickly and I can't wait for the flowers to come.

Julian said...

beautiful! My hyacinth is going to bloom any day!

christina

Lisateresa said...

Of course St. Patrick's day is part of the holidays! But, don't forget George Washington's birthday, next Monday - that was still a "real" holiday when I was in school.

kath said...

I'm jealous! I love the smell of hyacinths. They smell like spring!
I cut some forsythia branches last week and put them in a vase of water and they are now full of beautiful yellow blooms. A lovely contrast to all of the grayness outside!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Spring is really coming! Thanks for the preview!

Woman of the House said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! Winter is still very much with us, but the snow is finally beginning to melt! I can't wait for the flowers to bloom! Hyacinths are just beautiful!

Heather said...

My husband bought me a delightful pink striped hyacinth for Valentine's Day and it is glorious - the scent is filling our kitchen with the promise of spring while we look at a foot of snow out the window!

sharalyns said...

My outside hyacinths are just beginning to bloom! A pink one opened up two days ago, and my blue ones are getting ready to! :-)

Margo said...

It LOOKS like winter here, but I'm sure I smelled spring when I stepped outside this morning. Maybe I should buy a hyacinth so my house smells like spring too! I don't know how to force bulbs, but I would adore some spring color right now.

Lara said...

Such a simple photo.. yet it speaks such big BEAUTY and inspiration too! :-)

Becky said...

Hyacinth are among my favorite bulbs. Until recently I have lived in FL for 18 years so now that I am in NC I am hoping to see some. Not in my yard of course, but maybe in others :)

Bella @ Lil Daisies said...

They are divine! Spring, Spring! I love the flowers blooming -- I am so ready to go plant a yard full of them.

We have an orchid that is starting to get her buds...it hasn't bloomed in a year. I am so excited!

Enjoy the fruits of Spring!

Blessings,
Bella

Elizabeth said...

I bought a hyacinth indoor blooming kit, and it came with the instructions that I must chill the bulb in a dry, dark place for 10-15 weeks. Is this necessary? I've chilled it 4 weeks so far, but I'd like to plant it soon.

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