Red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet, peach, yellow and sometimes dark purples. These are the colours of the Hyacinth, one of the most prolific and scented flowers of spring.
The legend tells that Homer named this beautiful flower, which supposedly grew from the blood of a youth of this name killed by the god Apollo.
Fresh cut hyacinths are also easy to care and manage. Whether you are an experiences party planner/florist or a DIY bride though, you will need to follow some simple rules for maximise the effects.
But first things first. If you have a delicate skin, you want to wear gloves as hyacinths can irritate hands easily.
Unlike for other flowers, you should not cut their stems. The bottom of the stem needs to be left intact. They’ll hydrate better and have a longer vase life if left uncut.
As a wedding and party planner, I love using this flower for march arrangements, Whatever the special event, they do give a special vibe to the overall look of the decorations. It as to do with their usual shape as well as with their variety of colours that can easily be matched with different flowers.
If you are a bride,then hyacinth are perfect for a scented bouquet. You can match them with other seasonal beauties, like roses and add eucalyptus foliage.
What a Choice!
If you are planning pic nic party with friends, then mix and match baskets full of food and drinks, with baskets full of hyacinth arrangements.
You can of course use these beautiful flowers for your home. You can either plant them in a colourful terracotta vase. Alternatively, for a more shabby chic look, you can combine them in vases of different shape and material, like carafes and glass containers.
If you choose to use containers, keep in mind that these flowers (like tulips) will keep growing, so it’ s important to use a vase that is tall enough to support the stems upright.Keep them away from direct sunlight and change the water after few days. If well kept, these amazing flowers will last up to 7 days.