Saturday, March 08, 2008

Winter In My Garden #14 - Muscari

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Unless it snows sometime between now and March 20th, this will be my last winter garden series post. Sorry, no matter what the calendar says, spring has sprung along the northern California coast. What has also sprung are these cute little Muscari armeniacum. Known more commonly as Grape Hyacinth and actually a member of the lily family, you have to get down on your hands and knees and put your nose right up to the diminutive blue blossoms to get even a whiff of scent and even then it can be rather disappointing as these don't have the sweet fragrance of your standard Dutch hyacinth. Ah well, they make up in cuteness and blueness what they lack in scent.

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GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Christine
I love these little guys .. have them myself ... but they are under about 5 feet of snow right now .. so I can enjoy yours ! LOL

Anonymous said...

I think these are lovely, I had some in a pot inside, and I am going to plant them outside soon.

HARE said...

I have Muscari too. Yes I am waiting for bloom in spring. I like this blue color.