Thursday, April 09, 2015

Hyacinths in my Garden


Saying I'm a writer is just one way I define myself. I'm also a jewelry seller, a decorator, a foodie, a cook and so much more. I didn't have to think long on what theme to use for this year's challenge. Spring is the start of gardening for me, so let's talk about what's In My Yard .

Hyacinths

Have you ever smelled one. I love this fragrant scent so much, I'll search them out in the grocery store and stick my nose in one. Let's not think of how many other noses were in that flower too.

This year, I was looking for my gardening gloves and came across a pot under a bunch of other junk that had a green nub of a shoot sticking up. I remember this pot sitting there last year too, but it was just dirt. So where did the green nub come from?

I considered it was a petrified stub of an old flower. It had a nameplate for a hyacinth. Gosh, I hadn't bought one in years. So I decided to bring it in the kitchen and water it to see what happens.

Four weeks later I noticed more stubby shoots. Then it took shape. Oh wow, I'm really going to have a hyacinth.

Well you can see it started blooming. It's my favorite color - a lovely shade of lavender (which happens to be to color of my bathroom walls). It also has that flowery scent I love. This year instead of being forgotten on a shelf, I've planted it in the flowerbed. I don't know why I didn't do this the year I bought it.

Brenda

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1 comment:

  1. I, too, love the sweet fragrance of hyacinths. I must see if they have any the next time I'm at our farmers' market. .

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