Not only is this hyacinth incredibly fragrant, but I love the colors: the deeper stripe on the petal that leads to the darker throat. And look at the last flower on the right, the one drooping that bottom. It’s almost a Deflt blue. So many colors in a single flower stalk.
That is a nice color compared to some of the bright cartoon colors, although, I have never seen a hyacinth I do not like. White is my favorite, but sometimes, I think I want to try a crazy cartoon color because I never do. The blues are nice too because there are not many other flowers that are as blue.
The other color that I am forcing this winter is white. I have 2 in bloom right now. What’s great about the white ones is that I am getting 2 blooms per bulb. Hard not to love that!
And I know what you mean about those “other” colors. I debated a bag of mixed when I bought my blue and white. But somehow I couldn’t commit. Maybe next year I will get more forcing vases and a mixed bag–as well as the blue and white.
You know, I am so set in my ways, that even when I don’t get crazy colors, it is sort of fun when something is not what it should be and I get something unexpected. I got my red freesias that way. I got a bag of blue and a bag of white, and one happened to be red. It looked weird by my standards, but it was so weird that I gave it its own space to multiply in.
I love that. Some of my best garden “designs” have come about that way.
I planted some hydrangeas and roses together that are absolutely stunning when they bloom together. But if you had asked me if I thought pink and red would be a good garden combination, I would turn up my nose. It still doesn’t sound good to me. It’s just something about these particular plants. Luckily they have their own little garden bed.