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Re: A great trip


Well, that should work--in effect limiting the available light to that which is directly overhead. I wonder if the sleeve was lined with shiny aluminum foil if that would magnify the effect.

On Feb 10, 2006, at 12:52 PM, Kitty wrote:

Yeah. words sometimes fail me ;+)...but never you!

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] A great trip


Like a sleeve?
On Feb 10, 2006, at 12:02 PM, Kitty wrote:
I recall reading a trick about wrapping something around the space above the pot to force the hyacinth to stretch.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 10:51 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] A great trip


Perhaps that is my problem. I put the bulb next to the front door lights so
it would get lots of sun. I'll move them a bit away from the light to see
if it might still stretch a bit. They are blooming within the foliage and
you are right, it is not a pretty display. The fragrance is still nice,
though.

Thanks so much for the tip!

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Betsy Kelson
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 10:08 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] A great trip

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 7:38 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] A great trip


Betsy, it really is a boost to have a fragrant bloomer in the house.
Two buds on my hyacinth opened at the bottom and started emitting
their
perfume
this morning!!! My outdoor hyacinths are usually fully up before any
of
the
blooms on the stalk open up.  Do they react differently when grown
indoors?
(It's a lovely blue variety.)

*****************************

The hyacinths must react differently. Mine started with only a few flowers
open and then within a few days the whole thing was blooming. I have
struggled to get hyacinths to bloom nicely. Often times when I have forced
them, the flowers do not come up above the foliage. NOT a pretty display.
But this year, with a little more darkness to induce stretching, the flower
made it above the foliage. I think it is time to start bring the tuplips and
adaffodils up from the basement and get them going.

betsy
3 degrees and 2" of snow hoo hooo

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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