Thursday, February 21, 2013


Ever since I can remember, I have loved the scent of hyacinths. From the days of long Winters growing up in the North, they have represented to me the promise and hope of Spring and warmer weather. The scent triggers a sort of euphoria in my brain and takes me back to those crisp sunny days as a preschooler, tooling around in my windbreaker on a tricycle, stopping to sniff the hyacinths planted in beds along our driveway.
To this day, hyacinths still give me a thrill....even if I am blessed enought to spend my Winters in a sunny subtropical climate now. This is just a snapshot of one I bought at my local store that I have been enjoying thoroughly. I love the way it picked up the color in my "Patchouli Seas" canvas print (available here).
Do you enjoy Spring bulbs in your home? Which flower is your favorite?


Elizabeth said...

Hyacinths always make me think of chocolate bunnies. I think it must have been years of my Easter basket sitting next to one. Funny how the brain works. I'm a tulip girl myself, which Trader Joes has on an endless supply attractively priced to feed my addiction!

MrsLittleJeans said...

I love them too...and tulips and the other bulby spring plants...wishing you a happy thursday xx

CDS said...

These always remind me of college. xoxo

pve design said...

I love them too Anne. I love any flowers that bring color but my fave is the lily at Easter.

therelishedroost said...

OH I cannot wait for flowers and spring!!
happy weekend!
xo Karolyn

Unknown said...

I love tulips.. The thought of Spring is a tease. It is so cold, gray and rainy here in Virginia. I can't wait til there is sunshine and consistently warm temps! Hope youre having a nice weekend.
xo Nancy

Jamie Herzlinger said...

One of the most beautiful flowers that welcomes spring and Easter!
Love following your blog!