In an effort to recycle, I planted my hyacinth bulbs from last year hoping they would return this spring. The issue was that these bulbs came in a pot as part of a blooming plant group, so I had no idea if they would be hardy over a Minnesota winter.
To my surprise they did come back this spring…and it has been a harsh winter followed by a bitter spring. (We may have snow again tomorrow morning!) Okay, the blooms aren’t perfect. In fact they have flower bed head. But they still smell sweet, and that burst of purple makes my heart sing when everything else is still brown. I love my hardy little troopers. Like me, they may not be classic- pretty, but they give their gifts with love. They were the best part of my day.