Happy Spring! Because of the hyacinths, daffodils, and crocuses in bloom, our garden looks like a candy shop - the colours are amazing! Hyacinths bloom in early spring and the process is fascinating. It happens so fast! This morning I was going to photograph them properly but, unfortunately, the first day of spring in the West Midlands is windy and cloudy, and I have caught a cold. I will let these photos do for now. As you can see, we have the pink hyacinths called 'Pink Pearl' and I think the blue ones are 'Delft Blue' rather than 'Blue Jacket'. Then we also have violet ones called 'Ostara'. If there is a flower market in your area I encourage you to grab a bouquet. It will lift your spirits.
Do you want to extend the life of the fresh-cut hyacinths in your home? Keep the water in your clean vase lukewarm. Hyacinths not only drink from their stems, but from their blooms as well. Gently spray their blooms with water each day to keep their freshness.
A tip from Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo
I hope you, who are living in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoy a wonderful first day of spring!