Every Hyacinth has a green shoot now. I added moss like
Claus Dalby dresses his.
Today I can see a flower bud!
Pale bulbs bloom white or yellow. Darker usualy are blue
or pink, so I sort bags of mixed bulbs and planted like colors.
Narcissus had mixed results. The pot bottom left has only
two bulbs that are firmly rooted. Roots rotted on the others.
Bulbs in this pot are rooted and three have buds.
This is why it is hard to choose a fav.
The plastic pot of bulbs has an open bloom.
These were not purchased narcissus bulbs. They came from the garden of our neighbor John, who lives in the family home where Mrs. Vera planted these bulbs decades ago. He dug a peck basket full for me last fall. I planted most of them in the ground and filled 3 pots.
Prior to this year I had vowed to plant no more narcissus. This year I decided to try potted narcissus using the fattest bulbs from John.
Next year I plan to have all Hyacinths. Purple shades. Plans are subject to change when made months in advance.
2013: plans for more like these in 2015.
Did you force bulbs? Will your plans change in 2015?