I filled my hyacinth glasses on 1 December and it’s been fun watching the roots grow and guessing which would bloom first.

Hyacinthvase

They are now in full bloom and fill the air with a heady scent.  This one is on my desk.

Pinkhyacinth

You can water force a variety of bulbs – using a hyacinth glass enables you to watch its progress but any narrow necked container will work as long as it holds the bulb just above the water.  I grew the one above in a little terracotta jug.

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