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  • HYACINTHS IN WINTER

    Posted on January 26th, 2018 Pam No comments

    These Hyacinths are called Pink Pearl, one of my favorites.

     

    These are called Blue Star, three growing in a small bowl.

    Here are a collection of different hyacinths, so pretty.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HYACINTHS (growing in water)

    Hyacinths are so fun to grow in the winter time. They give us a sneak peak of spring and they have the sweetest fragrance. When growing bulbs inside during winter and early spring it is called ‘forcing’. It is a process of making the bulbs bloom ahead of schedule.

    Here are a few ideas of how to care for Hyacinths growing in water.
    1. Rinse with clear water every week, carefully rub the roots to clean them and if necessary clean the bottom of the bulb.
    2. You may want to clean, replace, or add more pennies to the bottom of the vase, (the pennies help the water stay fresh).
    3. Putting the Hyacinth in the fridge will help it last longer or slow down the growing process. However, be careful not to freeze the flower.
    4. After the bloom is finished, trim the blossom stem and continue to water the bulb. This encourages the leaves to grow and the leaves give much needed energy back to the bulb. Hyacinth bulbs can then be planted in the garden in the spring, (with the leaves intact). It may take a year or two for it to recover enough to bloom again.

    Please feel free to call me with questions.

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