I bought two hyacinth bulbs a few weeks ago and placed them in clear containers which I filled with water and pebbles, and waited for them to bloom. One of them just did today. Look how pretty it is.
I just love all things pretty and be surrounded by them–which explains my love for flowers. I come from a country where Spring does not exist, so when I came to live in Japan I was so fascinated with the variety of flowers I used to see only in pictures that I can now grow in my own garden. The other bulb should open up by tomorrow.