Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hyacinths, an Obsession

Daffodils smell good, they're colorful, they return (usually) and they have few pests. So what could be better?
Hyacinths! They come in pink and white and blue and yellow. Here are the latest of the Pinks and Blues, planted last fall and last to bloom. Click each pic for a larger view.

A butterfly found China Pink irresistable, as did my metal armadillo.

I thought nothing prettier than Blue Jacket, until Delft Blue bloomed.


  1. I am going to have to look for Delft Blue and China Pink for future hyacinth plantings. Beautiful. I am sure you get some heady wafts of hyacinth perfume when you tour your garden.

  2. The hyacinths are in the markets here, when you walk in the door the aroma is wonderful :)

  3. Hello Jean! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello...and for the advise :)
    The hyacinths are finished now (and didn't grow anymore), but I didn't intend to toss them, because we have enough space to wait the couple of years for new blooms. We'll try again with new bulbs next year and hopefully have more success after learning from our experiences this year.
    Yours are beautiful. They're certainly a flower to obsess over :)
    Nice to 'meet' you!

  4. The Delft blue Hyacinths are such a wonderful colour. I love seeing your drifts of them along with all of your Daffodils. Your Red Camellia is beautiful - I enjoyed your Bloom Day post too. Was it difficult to make your stick house? I love it!


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