I am very happy to rescuing the left over hyacinths from the shop shelves. I have never understood why so many only connect hyacinths with Christmas here in Sweden (maybe in other countries as well?) when they are primarily a spring flower, which has a long season as a forced bulb indoors throughout the winter. A lot of the time there are a lot of rickety stalks that have grown tall and are just waiting to get away from the shops.
Tall steamed ones is really perfect for cut.
It is now that it is possible to splash out. Of course you can’t be the least sensitive to strong smells.
I tend to save blue and pink ones because they feel more like spring through their colour more than the white. And it tends to be the more colourful ones left in the shops. This time I cut them all from their bulbs to be used in vases but I don’t always do that. HERE and HERE you can see what I did with some ones last year.
Jag gillar hyacinter, men mitt huvud klarar inte riktigt av doften.
På bilden med de blå i det gräddvita porslinskärlet påminner de nästan om syrener. Snyggt! 🙂
Ja, doften är stark helt klart. Är verkligen glad att jag och resten av familjen klarar av den 🙂
Amaryllis and paperwhites are the Christmas bulbs most often seen in the states, but your hyacinths look like just what I need once all of the Xmas decorations are put away! Not to mention the paperwhites grew too tall and fell over – even with supports! Thanks for the inspiration…:)
Here in Sweden Amaryllis and Hyacinths are the most populär Christmas bulbs, i think hyacinths more really. Most people tend to forget it’s value as a spring bulb, indoors and outdoors.:-)