|hyacinth bloom, yes they grow in TX|
Yesterday the temperature fell 19 degrees within one hour, and left us with this cold and rainy mess. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. We NEED the rain...still...desperately...but the cold. Could definitely do without the cold. Up til yesterday spring was here. I guess spring is still here, just a lot colder and wetter. This is an inside gardening day. Or trying to resist temptation and make some additional orders. I prefer mail order bulbs, not plants. There is something so special about digging a hole, placing a bulb in it and cover it with soil. Then as the days go by I walk by and check with an eager anticipation, then one day I see some green...
From that point on it grows daily. Bigger and bigger... then a bud forms and then the reward. A stunning bloom. Sigh... that is the reason I love bulbs. Even though I have heard stories that hyacinths don't come back in TX, I still bought 1 bulb in 2008. Every February it comes back, its has even multiplied. From that 1 bulb I planted, I now have 3. Not a great yield, but for a bulb that wasn't supposed to come back at all, I am impressed. My problem is that by late march, the foliage has died down, and I forget about it. Maybe this will be the year I remember to buy more bulbs and plant them. If not, I'll start seeing you again in January my friend