Thursday, January 15, 2009
When I see Hyacinths I think of Renaissance madrigals. Particularly, an English madrigal about spring. Or maybe I'm thinking about madrigals, because one has been stuck in my head all day today. Well, Hyacinths certainly do make me think of spring.
I'm enjoying this one indoors, as it's a little early for them to arrive outside. Where I live, spring is just another couple of months away. You wouldn't know it by the cold weather we are currently experiencing. These little beauties would not be happy outside in the teens. Neither would I!
This is one of the plants I received from some pretty wonderful people who got me a subscription to 6 months of plants. This, of course, is the January plant. It's lovely, and the scent is captivating. I just have to make sure my 2 year old son doesn't poor salt on this one like he did the Cyclamen, my December plant. Sigh.