Hyacinths in bloom Christmas Eve

hyacinths in bloom on Christmas Eve

forced hyacinths in bloom in hyacinth vases

These hyacinths, with the bulge (the buds moving from the bulb up the stem) in the stem, are ready to come out of the dark. The cause of many failed hyacinths is taking them out of the dark too early and then the hyacinths do not bloom properly.

hyacinths are often bent over like this and most will straighten up as they grow

crocus bulbs growing in the Wedgwood hedgehog

hyacinths growing on pebbles in a bowl

Merry Christmas!