Thursday, September 2, 2010
Hyacinths in Bloom
Our hyacinths are going crazy with blooms - inside the greenhouse and in the outside ponds. It seems like they are now putting more energy into developing their blooms than they are in developing root systems.
By the end of the summer, there is always an abundance of hyacinths as these plants produce plantlets so prolifically. I called the Valley Zoo to see if there were any animals there that might want a treat of fresh hyacinths. Unfortunately, they said that the seeds of the hyacinths could be detrimental to the health of some of the animals, so it was probably not a good idea to feed them to the animals. Oh well, they are very rich in nitrogen, so maybe the compost pile will benefit.