Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Forgetting about forcing

Now that I've removed the hyacinth bulbs that have been chilling in the refrigerator since November and have arrayed them in green, amber, purple, and clear glass vases on a silver tray, I'm wondering why I ordered so few bulbs and why of just a single variety.  Where did I think that my head would be in early March? Didn't I remember what cold, grey, gloomy late winter is like in New England? Couldn't I have added a few--or a dozen--more?

I do love how light passes through the jewel-like forcing glasses and is reflected by the tray's mirrored surface. Yes, these vases will eventually look even more lovely with pinky-orange "Gipsy Queen" holding court.  There I go again, forgetting the flowers!


jane said...


I love hyacinths too but I have not tried growing them in glass vases - sounds like a good idea - I grow amarylis too and I have had the same experience of having them capsize throwing soil all over the place and breaking their stems - but they are beautiful- have a good week - Jane UK

Nan said...

What a beautiful sight!