12 March 2010

HYACINTHS

I have to admit that I forgot to buy prepared bulbs last autumn to use in my favorite green bulb vases.
I read somewhere the suggestion that you could in the spring buy already growing bulbs. Then wash off the soil and put them in the vases.
I bought three bulbs all growing in the same pot - very cheap - to experiment!
Well, it was not as easy as it sounds. It was messy, the roots where all tangled, a lot of roots broke off and the soil stuck to the roots.
I got there in the end. Voila - here we have three Hyacinths in their very own bulb vases!!
With a bit of purple raffia to resemble the tangle I went through!!
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Jag måste erkänna att jag glömde att köpa lökar i höstas för att sätta i mina gröna favorit lökvaser.
Jag läste någonstans förslaget att under våren köpa lökar som redan har växt till sig. Sedan tvätta av jorden och sätta dem i lökvaserna.
Så jag köpte tre lökar i en och samma kruka - för en billig penning för att exprimentera!
Ja, det var lättare sagt än gjort. Det var lite stökigt, rötterna hade växt ihop, många bröts av och jorden var lite svår att få bort.
Det gick till slut. Voila - här har vi tre hyacinter i vars sin egen lökvas!!
Lite lila rafia som representerar min tillfälligt trassliga situation!!

10 comments:

Zuzu said...

Hello Ingrid,
I am so happy that you have posted about the ability to grow bulbs in spring - I would love to try this. Your hyacinths look beautiful in their green vases!
Thank you for visiting me - I am enjoying your blog very much!
Zuzu

joey said...

How lovely and a great idea! Thank you :)

The Garden Ms. S said...

They look gorgeous. I love this stage of the hyacinth before it fully opens, it is so full of promise. Nice photo!!

Annika Christensen said...

Fint blev det iallafall.
Alltid syggt med tre och det betyder väl tur eller?
ha en skön helg
annika

Moa said...

Snyggt och dekorativt.. passar hela året så hos mig skulle det vara så välkommet just nu.. vill ha blommor överallt så jag kan njuta och sluta tänka på alla höga snöhögar som finns i min trädgård.. Önskar dig en härlig helg.. Moa

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

They are just about to bloom and smell so sweet. They look pretty in their new little pots.

Frances said...

Oh, bravo! I've got some of those hyacinth vases and also neglected to fill them with bulbs a few months ago.

No time to to do that now. I will have to go over to Central Park in a few weeks and see the daffs, and all the glorious spring flowers that will follow.

Best wishes.

Fru C said...

Gröna lökvaser - me like ;)
Alla goda ting är tre, så också dina hyacinter.
Ha en skön helg//Carolina

Hanna said...

How adorable! I love the vases and the colour combination. That shade of green is such a spring colour for me :).

debi Kirksey said...

Wish you could pass the scent of those hyacinths right through the internet. I love the way you have displayed them with the green and purple accents.

Debi