hyacinths in bloom a few days before Christmas

more hyacinths in bloom in some of my favourite vases: tall late Georgian or early Victorian hand-blown, the cobalt blue is my favourite colour; I have a lot of fat buds so will definitely have flowers for Christmas day

forced hyacinths in antique vases

a couple days later those two very tall hyacinth flowers

forced delft blue hyacinths in antique hyacinth vases

a number of the other hyacinth flowers, still developing

forced delft blue hyacinths in hyacinth vases

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

the hyacinth on the right is from Sainsbury's which came in a mixed pack of unnamed varieties, looks like Splendid Cornelia

forced hyacinths in bloom