The forcing of bulbs is fast becoming a great disappointment
First the Paper Whites I forced, though beautiful, were tossed
out into the snow because no one in the house could tolerate their
awful smell and now the Hyacinth's that are trying to bloom
are coming up lacking.
Now this may be because of something I am not doing right
or have done very wrong in their growth.
I placed them on rocks as I did the Paper Whites to force their
growth. Though they are much slower to come to bloom, some
have bloomed, some are blooming and some yet are to bloom.
They have been all over the place as far as their timing in coming
But what has me puzzled is that they are blooming right from the
bulbs without stems growing. Since this is my first time attempting
this, is this the way they grow when forced or did I do something
Should I have placed the Hyacinth bulbs into a potting mix
instead of placing them on rocks?
I would appreciate help from some of you knowing gardeners
what I did wrong before I try to attempt this experiment with
forcing bulbs again.
Maybe I should just give up on the whole idea since I am not
getting a good fragrance with them either.
Excuse me, but they have the fragrance of funeral flowers
instead of the sweet smell they have when blooming outdoors
in the Spring.
Does anyone know why the flower grown indoors just do not
smell as good as they do when grown outdoors?
Although the bloom is pretty this is not what I expected at all
in the end product.