January 10, 2018

Forcing Spring

hyacinth

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  1. OOOoooo just seeing a bloom makes me excited. It is so warming.

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    1. I agree, Lisa! Several of my indoor plants are really starting to bloom, and I am so happy! :)

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  2. I can imagine the fragrance that will soon surround you!

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    1. It IS special! Along with other Hyacinths in other pots. :)

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  3. So bright and cheerful! It makes me think I should try forcing some bulbs.

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    1. This year, I simply moved them into the sunroom before the first frost. Other years, I've kept them in the garage, and then moved them outside in spring. But it's always hard to get the timing right to coincide with Easter or a specific date. So, I'm taking the easy route this year. ;-)

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  4. :-) I have paper whites popping up. My youngest son says that the fragrance of the paper whites STINK!

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    1. I LOVE the Paper Whites! They do have a unique scent, but they are so graceful and lovely. My mom gave me one this year in a bulb-forcing vase. :)

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  5. Just look at that color! Gorgeous!

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    1. Yes, pretty pink, for sure. Pink is not my favorite color, but this shade makes me smile. :)

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    1. Yes, yes, yes! Every day we come closer to that season of rebirth!

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  7. Gorgeous! I'm almost at my winter "turning point" - only one more month and the onions are being sown...a whole other type of "sweet smell ;)

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    1. Thanks! I ordered seeds today and I'll be planting them in grow pots soon. Thanks for the reminder to get some onion sets...although they won't go out until April.

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  8. Amazing what a bit of pinkish color and green can do for my day about now.
    Thanks for this Beth!

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    1. You're welcome, Lynne. I agree: The bright pink, and anything green, really helps my mood. :)

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  9. I just googled forcing bulbs to flower, because I had heard the phrase and didn't know what it meant. Wonderful idea to provide colour and cheer during winter. I love hyacinths, they really seem to belong in a pot.

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    1. Yes, it's a fun way to help curb the winter blues in a cold climate. I love Hyacinths, too!

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  10. So beautiful. A friend game me a paperwhite just beginning to send up shoots and now it has been in bloom for three fragrant weeks and going strong. I should say it is in my bedroom which is kept VERY cool. The amaryllis will be blooming soon, too.

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    1. Paperwhites and Amaryllises are awesome, too! Enjoy!

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  11. Nice! Maybe it's not too late for us to force some bulbs.

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    1. No, I think you can do it any time, really. Of course, one of the nicest times is now when we're longing for spring!

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  12. This hyacinth is so beautiful! Hyacinths don't do very well here, but a pot indoors would be a cheerful run-up to spring!

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    1. Yes, potted bulbs should work in just about any climate indoors, I would think. They help make winter a little more fun!

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    1. Isn't it a beautiful shade of pink? And the scent is wonderful!

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