14 April 2016

Hyacinth Rescue


Hyacinths apparently can begin blooming beneath a thick blanket of snow.

The combined weight of our final two blizzards of calendar winter was a little more than some of the budding hyacinths could bear, however. As the snow melted, I found several blossoms broken from the main stalk.

The scent of hyacinths is so heavenly addictive, I couldn't stand to lose a single flower. I salvaged the broken flowers and placed them in the dish of an indoor terracotta pot, not knowing if they would open with a little window sunlight of just wither and die.

Two days later, those tiny blossoms had scented my entire kitchen! I fully enjoyed about six days of severed hyacinths! I wish our computers could do scratch and sniff! What a treat!!!







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2 comments :

  1. Good save at your sea, blah to the snow. Glad it is gone now. Scratch and sniff is probably being tried somewhere for computers.

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  2. Yes, it was quite the inside treat. If the flowers make it through the coming weekend weather (snow is forecast), perhaps we'll be through the worst of the cold temperatures.

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