Every Bulb Holds Promise

Hyacinths are potted after 9 weeks of chill.
Last year I potted some in soil rather than using stones
and water which was the routine for years.
I chilled 15 each of Gypsy Queen and Blue Jacket in a
refrigerator where no fruit is stored.
Blues are singles in an 11 cm. pot.
The apricot colors went 3 to a pot in bigger pots.
A glimpse of the potting bench over a bromeliad.
Gypsy Queen, three to a pot.
Notice the difference in color of the bulbs.
Blues and purples are always darker.
Blue Jacket lined up along the south wall with a tillandsia.
Hyacinths join a pot of Christmas Cactus.
Later I’ll dress them with a raffia or twine bow and a bit of sheet moss over the soil.
If they haven’t bloomed by Christmas it won’t matter. The blossoms and fragrance will
be welcome in January.
Last Christmas hyacinths were in both
water and soil. This is how they should look
in three weeks.
Planted December 5, 2011.
Bloomed in six weeks.
Six weeks after planting.
Hyacinths are worth the effort for beauty and fragrance.


  1. Wow – what a beautiful display – 6 weeks! Amazing!

  2. Thank you for showing me how to do this. Maybe next year…hope springs eternal. 🙂

  3. I love your blue/green pots !

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