January 13, 2015June 8, 2020 Sheryl @ Flowery Prose Promise: forcing hyacinths. These hyacinths are stepping out after a three-month stint in the fridge. I’m positively giddy to see that green! Do you force bulbs (or corms, tubers etc.) indoors? Which ones are your favourites? Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPinterestPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
Delightful! I don’t force spring bulbs indoors. Although I love them I can’t cope with strong fragrance in the house… except peonies of course. Now of only I could force them! LOL!
Fragrance can definitely be an issue for anyone who is sensitive – some of these flowers are seriously scented!
I agree, it would be wonderful to have peonies flowering indoors in the middle of winter! Sigh….
I haven’t tried to. Maybe it’s something to consider. That green is gorgeous.
It’s fun to experiment with them, that’s for sure! This package of hyacinths I bought are a mix, so I’m wondering what colours the blooms will turn out to be.
What a wonderful green color 🙂
It’s so vibrant! 🙂
I haven’t forced bulbs though I have meant to very often. I look at my bulbs in flower in the garden in spring and think ‘Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have early bulbs in the house!’ By the autumn I’ve forgotten all about it and only remember at this time of year. I ought to put a reminder in my diary.
There’s always such a flurry of activity in the garden in autumn, I usually forget as well. So much to do outdoors at that time of year! 🙂
Wow it’s beautiful and such a lovely sight with the cold winter upon us.
It’s a sight for sore eyes, that’s for sure! 🙂
So wonderful to see this! I love to force bulbs but haven’t this year. I miss it.
It’s definitely such a nice treat at this time of year!
I’m currently growing Paper Whites (Narcissus) and a few Hyacinth indoors. Love, love, love their scent.
I haven’t grown paperwhites in a very long time – I love them as well. Such gorgeous blooms and you’re right – that fragrance is captivating! And I simply cannot resist hyacinths…. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Why did you keep the bulb in the fridge? I know nothing about forcing plants although I have grown most of them…they are so like Spring and in the winter a perk is what we all need.
Some bulbs, like hyacinths, need a period of chilling before you force them – otherwise they might not grow and flower properly; they tend to stunt or otherwise deform. I didn’t know this the first time I ever tried to force them, years ago, and I ended up with some pretty strange blooms (and a couple of them didn’t flower at all). If you don’t want to prechill the bulbs (or don’t have time), flowers like paperwhites and amaryllis don’t need that extra step.
I use to Sheryl – should do it again as I love to seed bulbs or seeds come alive, especially with our winters in Michigan 🙂
How exciting! New life … in the middle of the winter. Lovely!
There is hope!
I have something green shooting up out back but have no idea what it is. I didn’t plant it so it’s a surprise. 🙂 That photo inspires hope that all is not lost. LOVED IT!