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What would spring be without the sweet fragrance of hyacinths? Hyacinths bloom in early to mid spring—about the same time as daffodils. Growing 8-12 inches tall, they're ideal for beds and borders—or as informal accents among perennials or ground covers. They can even be forced for indoor enjoyment. K. van Bourgondien offers one of the best selections of hyacinth bulbs for sale. Choose from colors ranging from white, pink, lavender, blue and yellow. Our garden professionals have even selected mixtures of colors that complement each other beautifully.Another option is that you find a representation of the flower that is particularly meaningful or has meaning to you. There are skilled florists who will be able to work with you to achieve your vision. Pinterest, for example, is a website where you can find images of flowers that you can purchase and frame, or cut out and incorporate into a detailed arrangement.


Growing Hyacinths Indoors – Their fragrance and gorgeous flowers make hyacinths a favorite for forcing for indoor enjoyment. If planting indoors, keep in mind that hyacinths need a period of cold weather, called pre-chilling, in order to bloom as they should. The pre-chilling period should last about 10-12 weeks during which the hyacinth bulbs are kept in the dark with the temperature consistently between 35-50°F. If growing hyacinths in containers, make sure to use pots with drainage holes. A single bulb needs a 4-inch diameter pot. If planting three bulbs together, use a pot with at least a 6-inch diameter.Like most other spring-blooming bulbs, hyacinth bulbs should be planted in the fall. These bulbs require a cold period before they're able to sprout, which is why they make such excellent forced bulbs indoors.

Hyacinths grow from bigger, more tender bulbs than some other springtime bloomers, so they perform best when they go into the ground before it freezes. For best results, plant hyacinth bulbs after the temperature drops to 60 degrees or below, but before the earth begins to harden.Siting your hyacinth bulbs may be the most challenging step to planting. Hyacinths need full sun in order to produce their straightest stalks and biggest blooms, so choose a location that sees at least six hours of direct light each day. Taller varieties of hyacinths may create the perfect backbone to a sunny bed or border, or use shorter or dwarf hyacinths in the front of a planting. Hyacinths are among the first flowers to burst forth in springtime, so choose locations that need a joyful awakening in the early spring. Mix hyacinths among early daffodils and tulips, and your hyacinths will come into flower just as those very-early-spring bulbs begin to fade. Hyacinths also make amazing potted flowers, and are a staple in Easter-time planters and "lasagna" containers. (Source: www.springhillnursery.com)




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