New Year's Eve Hyacinths

It is the peak time for the forced hyacinths.

forced hyacinth in terracotta vase

the next wave of Deflt Blue hyacinths is replacing those on the mantel

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

forced hyacinths

forced hyacinths

Pink Pearl hyacinths

forced Pink Pearl hyacinths

I forgot to post this photo of the Jan Bos hyacinths from 10 days ago, one of the earliest hyacinth varieties to bloom.

Jan Bos hyacinths

Delft Blue hyacinths in the middle, Pacific Ocean hyacinths on the left

forced hyacinths

the first crocus in bloom in the Wedgwood hedgehog

Wedgwood hedgehog with crocus in bloom

Woodstock hyacinths just starting to bloom, obviously a later variety, only 2 in bloom so far

Woodstock hyacinths

Sadly, some of the problem bulbs.

bent hyacinths that never straightened up, I still don't know why this happens

bent forced hyacinths

Some of the other Delft Blue hyacinths that didn't bloom well properly. There's always a proportion of the bulbs that don't perform well.

Although the Sky Jacket hyacinths looked interesting in bud, they have not bloomed well and the bulbs have shrunk and are falling through into the water. And one of them is bent over.

Sky Jacket hyacinths

Sky Jacket hyacinths