One of the many pleasures of springtime is smelling the perfume of hyacinths...
Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.
If we grow a hyacinth indoors in winter, the perfume will fill the house. Try finding a hyacinth glass for this purpose in an antique store or garden center.
I can satisfy my addiction to flowers even while I mail the bills.
Whether you prefer the large hyacinths that are synonymous with the Dutch, or the smaller ones beloved by the Brits, do plant some hyacinth bulbs this fall.