Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Muscari

The flowerbeds have a border of Muscari.
Commonly known as Grape Hyacinth.
The border is in bloom for three weeks in the early spring.
This is the first week.

It is my favorite of all the bulbs.
These small, non-showy flowers are spectacular in mass.
In the early 1980's I dug a few hundred out of a ladies yard.
I have propagated them all these years.
As I clean the leaves in the beds I give the border a haircut.
I am spending time with my hyacinth.

2 comments:

tumblewords said...

As always, your photos are mind-blowing! The fragrance of grape hyacinth is a spring-bringer for sure. They grew at the first house I bought decades ago and sitting in their scent indicated the approach of the next favorite - lilacs. It is said that our nose remembers as much as our brain and I'm inclined to believe.
Lovely site!

Q said...

Dear Tumblewords,
I too believe scent is the most powerful tool of memory. My Father had a rose garden. I can still remember the scent of his roses, drifting on the breeze, while playing on the front porch. I grow many different flowers for natural indoor scent.
I was wondering how I could share the Muscari. It is a small flower and I was not sure how I would photograph them. Having the bee as a character in this series was helpful!
I am pleased you enjoy the photos. I do love to take them.
Sherry