Just a little reminder: If you’re hoping for a little spring magic in the midst of winter, tie up or stake the stems before the hyacinths bloom.
I had the best of intentions when I picked up this little trio of hyacinth bulbs at Trader Joe’s a couple of weeks ago. But I missed my opportunity to keep them upright! (If I’d been thinking ahead, I’d have tied the stems together and allowed them to support one another.)
By the time I caught on, though. Well. Too late! I’ve got a whole different “look” than I was hoping for. Still. The blooms are lovely, and the smell divine. (Which is exactly what I was going for, actually.)
And that, my friends, is gardening in a nutshell. You plant things and hope for the best. And then nature does what nature’s gonna do! Bloom where you’re planted . . . and all that.
Even if it’s splayed across the dining room table!
I bet they smell incredible… I love their languishing! It’s almost as if they are so comfortable right where they are!
I missed your post from yesterday but here’s my response to the sleeve…Yay! WooHoo! Happy dance! The sweater is great and if you’ve had the cold that we’ve had this winter you’ll love wearing it.
The flowers are still a shot of color…even resting on the table!
You were smart enough to have yours splay artistically across the dining room table. One of mine is blooming and I’ve had to lean it against a little Norfolk Island pine for support. If I were a glassblower I might try to blow a better hyacinth vase for some support!
I like them splayed out! As Kat says, languishing (great word). Kind of how I am feeling at the moment (need more coffee). The colors are gorgeous and I can almost catch a whiff of the fragrance!
I think it is a very interesting look. Anybody can have stick straight hyacinths. You have ART!
It looks like they decided to flop down in kind of a pleasing arrangement. I bet they smell good!
One of my favorite spring smells! Right up there with peonies and lilacs. (I do love when tulips do that sprawl…)
I think they have winter malaise – just like me! Tell me where I can find vases like that for growing bulbs, please.
It’s the Wednesday Dance of hyacinths!
They may not look so great, but I think they’ve served as a great metaphor for gardening in general — and at least you still get to enjoy the smell!
those blooms look a little bit like how I feel this evening – full of color … and ready for a rest!