Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Welcome, Hyacinth!

Today. Think it will open all the way by tomorrow? Or will it be one...bud...at...a...time?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How Much Longer??

Two weeks since the bud on the hyacinth bulb started to open, we've finally gotten to this:
But the question remains: WHEN WILL IT FLOWER?? 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hyacinth: Will It, Won't It?

A full month after our paperwhite bulbs bloomed, the hyacinth bulb we have been "forcing" finally looks like it might be ready to flower:

What's taken it so long? Hyancinths are notoriously slow, needing a long time in the cold before warming up to the possibility of blooming. But even so, two and a half months seems like a very loooooong time. Not that we mind. We're ready for a little spring here in Brooklyn!