I know, it’s February. I know, it’s my first IAVOM post since 2019. When you say it like that, sounds I’ve been slacking off a bit, eh? Well. It’s winter. There’s snow, and ice. Although I’ve seen a few snowdrop and daffodil tips poking through now and then, garden flowers are still a few months away. In the meantime, I’m happy to report that my renewed attempt at forcing Hyacinths has been mostly successful. Five of the Hyacinth jars I used as vases much of last year have been put to their intended use and the result has been fragrant purpleness in the dining room for the past few weeks.
I put them in the fridge at the beginning of October and started to remove them, one each week, mid-January.
Aside from the colour and fragrance, the neat thing about using a forcing jar is you get to see the roots.
That’s my vase today – it may be the only one this month! But to see many more from around the world, be sure to visit Cathy’s site – Rambling in the Garden.