Anyone remember when I told you about forcing Narcissus, Amaryllis and Hyacinth bulbs, about five weeks ago? Well, guess what? My Narcissus bulbs that I put in water just three weeks ago shot up and are now blooming! Very exciting, and gorgeous too. When I stand next to them I feel transported to one of those fabulously well decorated gift shops, or restaurants......I think I just need a little gurgling fountain! I almost can't believe that I have something this beautiful in my own living room —not to mention the fragrance, ahhhh. And it's so easy! Now, if you're convinced, and you haven't tried this yet, you still may be able to, especially if you live in a cold climate. (I just can't guarantee complete success, but it's worth a try. Ask the folks in the store where you purchase the bulbs, if you can find them.)
On another note, the hyacinth bulbs that I put in water at the time of the original bulb forcing post, more than four weeks ago, are just showing a tiny green tip. So for those readers who are trying Hyacinth, just be patient. I'll of course be sure to show you how beautiful they will hopefully be in another few weeks. And if I were you I'd make a note to yourself to buy some bulbs for forcing next November—this is one of those wonderful things that takes very little effort and has fabulous results.