Thursday, April 25, 2013

In Love with Spring

I've been surrounding myself with flowers lately. The back garden is bursting with Spring. Moments among the dirt--appreciating the life that exists there, inspecting the growth--are soothing.

I'm in love with the Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum) this month. It is a small (no more than five inches from ground) blue-with-purple-tones flower. It has many bells with a white rim around their opening. Its fragrance is fresh. Tiny blooms merit a tiny ink jar, perfect for a desk, night stand, or organic touch in the bathroom.

Grape Hyacinth is a perennial. Its bulb is small, fleshy and dries out quickly. It is best to plant in the early Fall, and will do well in shade or in sunlight. Once planted the Grape Hyacinth will want to spread out and expand freely. If situated in tight quarters with other plants it will become invasive.

© Habit & Style, 2013.

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