Monday, 16 January 2012

My Bulb Babies

Two years back  got a beautiful book from my hubby. The book has a nice section about growing and keeping spring bulbs. I read it a few times and thought it will be easy-peasy to grow my own beauties in no time. According to the instructions I got some bulbs in October planted them and put them in a cold environment. As we live in a flat on the 3th floor that  meant the fridge :O)).I packed the pots  safely in plastics and put them in the bottom compartment. I took my babies out 1,5 week before Christmas hoping for the best, keeping all the timing right which was suggested. I actually wanted my bulbs in bloom for Christmas!!!Unfortunately all they did was grow leaves by then, a lot of leaves.No flowers at all. Later I found out that one part of the flowers I bought  are too young to be in bloom.:O((( I hope they will be blooming next year. The other bulbs are starting to have blooms this week.The first was a hyacinth in bluish-purple.I cannot stop adoring it.Although I am keeping my little garden in the garden I had to bring it in to the bedroom to enjoy the fragrance.I am overwhelmed that these came up so well.
Blue Hyacinth
The before years I gave the bulbs away to my parents and grannies to plant them in their garden, but this year hopefully all going right I will plant them in my own garden.The other lot I will keep in pots and hope that next year I will have them blooming at Christmas:O). I will keep you posted.

Blue Flower Bulb

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