Hyacinths to Beat the Winter Blues

Hyacinths When You Need Them | The Cottage Journal

For a hundred years, hyacinths were the privilege of the wealthy while the rest of the world longingly looked on. It was not until the 1830s that hyacinth bulbs became sufficiently inexpensive for the average gardener to obtain, thanks to improved transportation from the bulb growers in Holland to gardeners in other parts of the globe. And that is when hyacinths hit the mainstream to transform winter for everyone.