The snow on Saturday put a stop to any plans to work outside. Well, it’s a convenient excuse anyway.
Here are some hyacinth shoots poking out of the ground under a hinoki (Japanese false cypress) bush cultivar. Like other early spring bulbs such as tulips, a little snow doesn’t bother hyacinths. There are more coming up to the right, but they are covered by the snow. These are festival hyacinths, which have a looser cluster of flowers than the ones that you usually see and thus are a little less formal. I love the scent of hyacinths, so I planted these next to the front door so that I can smell them every time I go in or out of the house.