Monday, January 25, 2010
Late last week I moved my pot of hyacinth bulbs from the cool, dark garage to my front window, which unfortunately hasn't been too bright lately but is still technically providing light. It had been ten weeks in the dark--a little less time than the handy guide that came with the bulbs recommended, but I have read Elizabeth Licata explaining that she moved forced bulbs into the light after ten weeks when they showed vigorous root growth and good sprouting. I'm happy to say these hyacinths met both of those criteria, and if it's bulb-related and EAL says it, I'm buying it.
So now the waiting game continues! You can see a future flower stalk (or something) growing between the leaves. All of them are showing this same growth but that was the clearest picture I could get. Two of these are 'Blue Jacket' and two are 'Woodstock', but they got mixed up in the bag on my way home from the garden center and I will have to wait until they bloom to see where they ended up. Somehow quite serendipitously, I seem to have planted the same cultivars across from each other. Notice how two are very tall and two are shorter?
I've watered them once and am eagerly hovering over them. Please, let's have blooms in February!!