Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Bulbs

These paperwhites are almost ready to bloom. A few days ago spring seemed near. Now I am comforted by my bulbs.

I love this hyacinth vase. It has been blooming for about a week, perfuming the air.
At the base of the stalk is another flower and...
another flower stalk. 2nd flower stalks are generally smaller and strangely shaped but they are still a bonus.
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HARE said...

Thank you for your notification.
It's great this hyacinth!
..and these root in the vase is good too.^^

Gabrielle Marsden said...

they grew since the 1st picture. I think that's my best hyacinth this year. I forced about 10. I haven't put them all out yet to bloom. That one has shown the best roots development so far except maybe one that is not in as dramatic a vase.

Nancy Sutton said...

Hi Gabrielle,

I just got the link to your website from your super Mom (we both 'campaign' for peace on the street corner on Sundays :)

I too am (insatiably) interested in self-sufficiency .... since about 1965! I've read everything I can get my hands on, and am so glad to see it gaining in popularity, i.e., permaculture, chickens, Pollan, etc.

I can't wait to read your whole site.... especially the part that Karen mentioned about her daughter 'dissolving chicken bones' :)

I'm making up my list of edible shrubs/small trees to buy this year... will be looking for your experiences :)

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Beautiful Hyacinth. Ahhhh the unique smell of paper whites.! Thanks for the reminder.