Tuesday, February 15, 2011
February Bloom Day: Short & Sweet
These hyacinths will soon be on their last legs, but they're still perfuming the air around my desk and reminding me that, yes, spring will eventually be here. This year I forced 'Pink Pearl' and 'Delft Blue' (which you see here) and 'L'Innocence,' a white variety that has unfortunately finished blooming already. They were termed "best early forcers" by John Scheepers bulbs, and I have to say they did bloom early. A little too early, thanks to my impatience. I found 'L'Innocence' to be very powerfully fragrant, and I plan to grow it again next spring, maybe with some 'Blue Jacket' or 'City of Haarlem.'
Our moderating temperatures are melting the mountains of snow and, even though I know it's just a short-lived tease, they signal that one day (relatively) soon there will blooms in the garden to share!
And I have some lovely Valentine's Day flowers to enjoy too...always a nice touch!
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. Stop by to see what's blooming everywhere!