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My Blue Heaven





Eat your hearts out, expensive London florists. These gorgeous hyacinths were being sold at the market at the weekend: three bunches for £5.00. A few stems in this jug, more elsewhere and a friend took another bunch back to London with her. The smell is just heavenly. The flowers really are blue, not mauve-ish as they look here.

I’ve seen cut amaryllis stems before, but not hyacinths. I imagine they’re specially grown for the cut flower trade, probably in the Netherlands. How do they get those long, straight stems? Such horticultural skill.

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They are stunning. I love hyacinths.
Aren't they lovely? And such good value as they should last a while. Wish I could send you some while you're laid up.
Gorgeous. Don't they look lovely in a jug? I noticed the other day that one is pushing through in a pot on the patio. The severe frost might have put paid to the various seedlings I have though...
I looked at various vases but thought the jug was best. Glad you agree!

I always mean to plant up some pots of hyacinths but it's cheaper to buy the pots ready made up! Hope your seedlings survive; big frost here this morning, too.
I am so sorry; I found your birthday card, unsent, this morning.

I will try to send a random card sometime this Spring!

Belated very Happy Birthday xx
No worries! Thank you for the birthday wishes, I had a nice weekend.
Beautiful Barbara!
The smell has started to fill the whole house. Who needs air fresheners? It's very cheering just to look at them.
Blue is my favorite color, and this is an especially beautiful shade of it. I also like the jug -- in fact, I generally prefer them to vases.
Heavenly blue! I have several jugs. That's one I've had for donkey's years, everything looks good in it and it suits a cottage.
I can almost smell them :-) you are right about the cost but potting hyacinth bulbs always makes me feel like the Provincial Lady.
Ha ha, yes. I don't expect you have a Lady B coming round to tell you how you should be doing it.
Oh, those are wonderful. I love blue hyacinths so much. I have had a bowl of white ones in the house for the past several weeks - white rather than blue because they were forcing bulbs but on special offer - and the smell is so wonderful. Am really looking forward to the pots in the garden where I have some blue ones coming through.
Ooh, I love white ones, too, with a hint of green in them. Not pink, though. No one seems to have bred a pink hyacinth which is just the right shade to please me.
I agree, the pink ones always look a bit sickly, somehow.
I like their smell very much.
It's one of the best.

These are beautiful! I love the smell of hyacinths.

They're still going strong and scenting the whole house.