Christmas inspiration

In Finland hyacinths are Christmas flowers. Most of the people consider the scent of hyacinth elementary part of Christmas time smells along with the scent of evergreen.

this is from a beautiful blog by a swedish woman - be sure to use the google translate button if needed

I pinned this to remind me to plant new spring hyacinths in my old pots that are in storage. hyacinths in vintage pots

The New Victorian Ruralist

Loving this modern take on the Christmas tree! By taking a small, living tree, untangling and cleaning the roots and placing it in a large jar or vase, you get a beautiful contemporary Christmas tree that you can plant after the holidays.

hannasinspo -

Forcing hyacinths to bloom in water was a Victorian passion that fell out of favor in the twentieth century -- perhaps because garden writers made the process seem more complicated and mysterious than it is.

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