Friday, April 20, 2012

Grape hyacinth...

 Just coming up from her winter sleep, Hyacinth is making her debut in my flower beds.  I have never grown this early bloomer before, but thought I'd give it a try, so last fall I planted a couple packages of bulbs and after a good winter freeze and a long sleep, they have emerged in all their splendor!  What a treat for the eyes and the nose.  Such a sweet fragrance.

I love how tight-lipped these tiny flowers are.  They barely open up for a bee or small flying insect to come in to sip their nectar.  I haven't seen any pollinators on them yet, but they've only just arrived so I imagine the insects will find them out soon enough  Hyacinth are so beautiful and fragrant that I'm sure it won't be long before they have fairy visitors.
 

Do you know the art of Cicely Mary Barker?  She has made beautiful flower fairy art that I just love.  Above is Polyanthus and Grape Hyacinth.  I have the Complete Book of Flower Fairies on my book shelf, and I can't wait to share it with the grandgirls.

In the LanguageofFlowers.com, the hyacinth, dependant upon color, may mean: constancy (blue); I’m sorry, please forgive me, and/or sorrow (purple); playfulness, sport or play (red or pink); loveliness, I’ll pray for you (white); and jealousy (yellow).  Today, I give you the gift of constancy through my flowers, the Hyacinth.

7 comments:

  1. They are a beautiful flower. I love your fairy pic also.

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  2. I love these dainty little blue flowers! And Cicely Mary Barker is a favorite of mine!!! (I have one of her illustrations over on my blog sidebar.)

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  3. Yep. I'm thinking your corner of the world looks just about like mine. In my corner of the state, the little purple beauties are just getting ready to say, "hi". We are supposed to get sunshine this weekend. Can't wait!!

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  4. Oh so pretty, Jody. Love these and the Barker books, too. My girls have ours squirreled away somewhere in their room. Flowers lift the heart so. I don't think we can have too many.

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  5. Nice! Well, you know I love the language of flowers!
    Aren't you SO happy you planted those packages? They are flashy little cutie pies, I think!

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  6. so o o pretty!:) Patiently waiting to see sprouts waking up here...:)

    Love,
    Debbie

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