Forced Hyacinths and Bulbs Outside in the Ground

Hyacinths are blooming in the greenhouse, in the house and outside in the yard.

Blue Jacket in the Greenhouse

China Pink outdoors
When hyacinths bloom, so do Daffodils.
Narcissus. All Daffodils are Narcissus but Tazettas are the ones
we commonly refer to as Narcissus.
In the greenhouse again. These are ready to share with friends.
These chilled from early October to early December.
Next year bulbs need to go in to chill in September as soon as
bulbs are available if we want Christmas bloom.
In the house among the orchids.
A single Hyacinth can perfume a room.
Outdoors. These have sparse blooms because they are recovering from
forcing last year. Given another year, they’ll be full again.
When florets fade, I pinch them off leaving the green stem
because it helps make chlorophyll. The plant will  go
into the ground outside in good soil up to the bulb neck
to bloom in subsequent Springs for a long, long time.
As I post this, the storm is 177 miles away.
We watch its progress with everything fastened down
outside as winds increase.
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