Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hyacinth Update

The forced Bulbs have been brought out of the dark cupboard and are sat on a dresser by the backdoor.
They have turned green, and the flower spikes have developed within the hand like folds of the leaves.
I do not know if they will flower for Xmas day. They have been grown commercially since the 16th Century.
These Hyacinths will have red flowers and a scent to fill a room.
They are one of the flowers that you either love or hate. I love them. They just have a magic way of growing beautifully scented flowers in a relatively short space of time.
I read you can get special glasses to grow them indoors using tap water only. I will be looking for these Hyacinth glasses on Ebay.
For some people with Grandparents Hyacinths are a part of Xmas.

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