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Re: Speaking of presents

So you've never seen a hyacinth glass before?  Yes, I've forced them that
way before.  Kind of neat to see the vase fill up with long roots.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2003 9:02 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Speaking of presents

> Got an interesting item from the PT high school gal at work and
> wondering if any of you have seen or done this.
> It is called a Hyacinthus (Hyacinth on water). Same principle as the
> last year vase plant with the beta fish in it. Of course this doesn't
> have the fish, but a small vase and a hyacinth bulb. You are supposed to
> fill the vase with water up to but not touching the bulb, leave in dark
> 40-50 degree place, and in 8-10 weeks bring indoors to bloom. Hum....
> anyone ever grown one without soil and just let the roots be in water?
> Thinking it would have a better chance of survival if I planted the bulb
> outside but the ground is too frozen now.
> And another item is Kitty's terror at the store... a bonsai with soil as
> hard as a rock... yipes, what am I going to do with that?!? More on that
> when I figure out what it is... Jim get ready- looks like something from
> your neck of the woods....
> I don't mean to sound ungrateful, actually I am thrilled that those
> folks attempted to get something special for me that they thought I
> would enjoy. Now if I don't kill the darn things, all will be great! :)
> Donna
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