A lovely March greeting to you all.
Very soon, the garden will look like the photo above!!!
I know ~ hard to believe when, out the window, the landscape is still draped in white.
But we're almost there!!! Hang on....
I think the Robins know it too. This one plumped up so much against the cold, he/she looks enormous!
With all the snow and frigid temps outdoors, I am contenting myself with indoor activities & blooms.
The hyacinth bulbs, started weeks ago in the refrigerator, are finally paying dividends with blooms at a time most needed.
Above: Buds on 'Eros." Even before it blooms you can tell it's a special hyacinth.
An assessment which rings truer & truer as the days pass & the buds unfurl.
Wow, isn't that a vision of double delightful loveliness?
Cloaked in heavenly scent. You'll have to take my word for that!
Then there's 'Dark Dimension.'
Which I photographed much better last year (click here if you'd like to see those photos again.) It's a stunning Hyacinth with it's very unusual coloring of royal blue and indigo. So striking, it topped my list of bulbs I *had* to repeat forcing.
Btw, last years bulbs were planted in the garden when they finished blooming so I'm hoping to see them out there soon too. :)
Only three varieties were forced this Spring, 'Dark Dimension,' 'Eros,' and 'Hollyhock.'
'Hollyhock' in the catalog is shown as a deep pinky-red but one of my bulbs turned out to be a pale PINK!
Maybe it got mixed up in sorting or the colors sometimes vary?? Either way, you know I'm not complaining!!!
Above: perched on the windowsill with 'Dark Dimension' in the background.
Someone who isn't bothered one iota about what's happening outdoors:
If only we could all adopt that relaxed attitude!!!!!
Now cheers to March & the warm, sunny days that lie ahead. May they show up soon, last long and melt the piles of snow quickly!