Friday, April 8, 2011


One of my favorite spring blooms are the many colored hybrid HYACINTHS.  They are clusters of small star-shaped flowers that bloom in shades of red, pink, blue, yellow, peach, purple or white.  They are very fragrant.  I can smell their wonderfully scented fragrance just walking up the driveway or opening the front door.  They are about 6-8 inches tall, and the bulb needs to be planted in the fall to enjoy their spring blooms.  Plant about 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart, in an area that will receive full or part sun, in well-drained soil.  The first year they bloom, they will be huge, but after that, they won't be as big, but a more natural form instead.  The ones pictured are 3-4 years old, and they aren't as large as they were the first year.  After several years, like most tulips, they will need to be replaced.  Let their foliage die off naturally after they bloom, just cut the blooms down and leavelthe foliage.  This is what feeds the bulbs for next year's growth and bloom.  No spring garden would be complete without these colorful, fragrant gems.
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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1 comment:

  1. Where can I find seed packs of THREAD LEAF BLUE STAR. Thanks in advance.