Planting Hyacinths

The official start of Spring is still a few weeks away but I’m already starting to see the signs of the season.

One harbinger of spring is the gorgeous Hyacinth.

These pretty flowers have already started popping up in nurseries and even grocery store floral sections and it’s definitely got me in the mood for planting Hyacinths.

hyacinth side by side

There’s just something about Spring that make me want to dig my hands down into dirt. How about you?

Before they fully bloom, hyacinths have these distinct tight buds that resemble a grape bunch.

It’s great to see these little purple buds peeking out from their long, slender green blades and it doesn’t take long for them to fully bloom.

hyacinths trio

To all the photography prop hunters reading this, as you can see… dishes can be used for much more than just displaying food.

I have a small, assorted collection of these blue and white, vintage-looking saucers that I’ve picked up from various flea markets and antique stores over the years.

No two of them are exactly alike which makes them even more interesting when displayed together and used in unexpected ways.

hyacinth shears and roots

The roots of Hyacinths grow really long and remind me a little of  the roots on Paperwhites (which I grow from bulbs every year).

When you see roots wrapped tightly like this in the shape of the container, it usually means the plant is definitely ready for a larger home.

hyacinth plate and bulb

I plan to let these Hyacinths grow in these containers indoors and then save the bulbs for transplanting outside.

Keeping my fingers crossed they’ll grow as beautifully outdoors as they do inside these terra cotta pots.

hyacinth groupings

Oh, speaking of terra cotta pots, I’ve done some fun things with terra cotta pots them over the years.

Check out previous posts on how to make clay lables for terra cotta pots HERE,  as well as my easy tutorial on how to add chalkboard labels to flower pots HERE.

hyacinth flower pots

In the meantime, happy small-scale planting in your neck of the woods.

I’m counting down the days until Spring.

hyacinth graphic, planting hyacinths

Thanks for stopping by.

See  you back here next time. 

  • Jeanne

    Your photos are lovely – no, stunning! Thanks.

  • cindy

    I don’t exactly have a green thumb, so I can appreciate the info on planting these beauties! These photos are gorgeous, but I have to say my favorite is with the socks;) Have a great day, Lisa!

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I simply love hyacinths and I wish I were home now to start planting. We don’t get home until April 1 and then leave for the month of May. That really makes it tough to get a start on planting but this year I’m determined to get my yard in shape. I love hostas, do you?? I’ve even potted some and they lasted from year to year even though we had hard freezes. Must be the type of hosta.I love that smokey colored backdrop on the last shot!! Very moody and it makes the flowers pop. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Busy traveler you are, Mary. You’ll have plenty of time to catch up when you get back. By the way, that smokey backdrop is a board I picked up from Home Depot for $4 and applied espresso-colored stain. Voila, easy backdrop. You know I’m always playing around with props like that-lol
      Safe travels.

  • [email protected] Designs

    They are gorgeous Lisa…and I think I shall re-pot the ones I usually get from the grocery store!….We will be in the 70’s this week…yay!!

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