They like crocus and hyacinth
time best of all, as they are partial to a bit of colour, but tulips (except white ones, which are the fairy-cradles) they consider garish, and they sometimes put off dressing like tulips for days, so that the beginning of the tulip weeks is almost the best time to catch them.
My windows are gay with hyacinths and lilies of the valley; and though, as I have said, I don't admire the smell of hyacinths in the spring when it seems wanting in youth and chastity next to that of other flowers, I am glad enough now to bury my nose in their heavy sweetness.
I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli.
All we were playing in a lovely meadow, Leucippe (9) and Phaeno and Electra and Ianthe, Melita also and Iache with Rhodea and Callirhoe and Melobosis and Tyche and Ocyrhoe, fair as a flower, Chryseis, Ianeira, Acaste and Admete and Rhodope and Pluto and charming Calypso; Styx too was there and Urania and lovely Galaxaura with Pallas who rouses battles and Artemis delighting in arrows: we were playing and gathering sweet flowers in our hands, soft crocuses mingled with irises and hyacinths
, and rose-blooms and lilies, marvellous to see, and the narcissus which the wide earth caused to grow yellow as a crocus.
PILILLA, Rizal - Water hyacinths
, commonly referred by locals as water lilies, are once again clogging the shores of villages in this town.
At least 4,120 sacks of water hyacinths
were collected by skimmer boats of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) has reported.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has sent a Save-our-Souls (SOS) to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on the blockade of riverine waterways by water hyacinths
in Niger Delta communities.
and amaryllis are both bulbs that are planted indoors at this time of year and, if treated correctly, can flower in time for Christmas.
Robin Mercer owner of Hillmount garden lifestyle centres in Ards, Bangor and Belfast shares his top gardening tips Hyacinths
for Christmas Hyacinths
are available in the garden centre and if you plant them now they will be filling your home with their unique unmistakable fragrance just in time for Christmas.
WITH very little skill you can create magical effects using daffodils, muscari, hyacinths
and other spring favourites.
They appear beautiful on the surface of a water body, but fast-growing water hyacinths
threaten to cause widespread damage to biodiversity, fishing, and even hydroelectric power.
After three weeks, the water hyacinths
were removed from the water to prevent the metals from leaching back in.
FOR TWO WEEKS, THE WATER HYACINTHS
CONTINUED TO DOUBLE, BUT STILL COVERED ONLY ONE SMALL PART OF THE POND'S HUGE SURFACE.
More than 100 varieties of tulips and hyacinths
, including Darwin hybrid tulips are on display in a palette of colours from April 1 to 7 at Garden by the Bay.
| IF you are forcing hyacinths
for Christmas, have a peep at them to check their growth.