Remember my hyacinth bulb vases that Mr. Tide bought me for Valentine's Day? Well I finally found some hyacinth bulbs to fill them...woohoo!
I was determined to find some bulbs, which wasn't so easy this late in the season. The folks at the nursery where I bought them assured me that they will do just fine since they have been kept outdoors in the cold, so I snapped up a package of 4. I will plant the extra one in the ground and we'll see who wins the race to bloom, the 3 in the vases or the one that gets to snuggle into late winter soil.
I have no clue what color they will be, but that doesn't matter to me, it's the smell I'm after. I love the heady fragrance of hyacinths, just like lily of the valley or the scent of lilacs, that smell tells me spring has arrived.
Until they bloom, these pretty little blubs will be holding court in my kitchen on the window sill alongside mason jars and primroses. I stretched their little roots so that each bulb could get a nice cool drink and the roots have already grown in just a few days. So between their persistence to find a home, and mine to give them one, I think we will both be rewarded in the end!