Friday, January 30, 2009

Hyakinthos


My kitchen growing Hyacinth has started to flower, the scent fills the kitchen when im making coffee...
The name comes from the Greek myths. A young man called Hyakinthos was loved by Apollo. A jealous rival caused the wind to blow hard when Apollo and Hyakinthos were practising with a discus. The young man was fatally wounded, and where his blood came out flowers blossomed.
Apollo called them Hyacinths after the young man.
Beloved by children who watch them grow in glass jars to see the roots forming, and by gardeners who love them to flower early by forcing them.
The lilac scented flowers bring some cheer as the Siberian winter weather is blowing in.
Its cold outside....

3 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi it is such a beautiful flower and the myth is interesting too, I have read about it a while ago I remember a picture on a vase as well.
Great stuff

Have a happy weekend/ Tyra

Karen said...

By our standards, it's actually warm where you are, so it makes me smile to hear you say it's cold as I look out back at the three feet of snow covering my back yard. ;-)

Bren said...

I always learn something new when I visit your blog. THANK YOU for the warm thoughts - it is 20 degrees in my Midwest Garden today. Happy FRIDAY!