hyacinths first week of January 2014

Finally some large Delft Blue purple hyacinth blooms, in a SylvaC pot.

SylvaC pot with hyacinths

Broste Copenhagen jack-in-the-pulpit hyacinth vases. Not sure which variety these are.

Broste jack-in-the-pulpit vases

Cranberry hyacinth vase with Delft Blue hyacinth bulb.

cranberry hyacinth vase

The bulblet in the first photo below is surprisingly well-developed but still needs to be removed  (see next photo) to allow the main stem and blooms the best chance.

square glass vase used for hyacinth bulbs


square glass vase with hyacinth bulbs

Hyacinth bulb bowl (from Past Times) on the left, crocus bowl on the right.

Delft Blue hyacinths in Past Times bulb bowl

hyacinth bulb bowl with Delft Blue hyacinth bulbs

hyacinth bulb bowl

Biscuit barrel used as a hyacinth planter. It would be nice if the hyacinth wasn't bent over at a 90-degree angle. Sometimes they do that, sometimes they staighten up on their own.

biscuit barrel used as a hyacinth planter

These are the last vases out of the cellar. Some don't look that ready, even after all this time, but I figure if they aren't ready now, they're never going to be. I think that purple one in the middle and the small green one at the bottom have a certain variety of hyacinth - they have quite a different look- will check which ones. On the right in the pot are bulblets and some crocus.

late hyacinth bulbs out of the cellar

This is the worst amaryllis I've ever had. It never bloomed properly, just shriveled up and died.

amaryllis fail