What color is a hyacinth?
Let's look, really look, at this amazing beauty. Look at the different colors within each flower. There is sky blue at the very base of the outside of the flower. It's the kind of blue you would see if you tilted your head way back on a cool March day and looked deep into the sky behind your kite..... cool, crisp, beautiful blue!
The blue melts into pale violet at the top of the petals. Then deep in the recesses at the center of the petals, where only the honeybees are privileged to go, deep, mysterious violet. Imagine the smell, now. Imagine the fun of being a honeybee, crawling into violet, your head swimming with that wonderful smell. ( Can honeybees smell?)
Now look at the green. Our eyes really miss this color in the winter. And our eyes feast on this color in the spring. We can't get enough of it. We greet each little nub of green in the garden with exclamations.
Now, burgundy. Clever, clever Nature....how did you think of putting violet and burgundy together? I like this combination in the garden so much that I planted my peonies next to hyacinth. The vigorous burgundy shoots of the peony among the hyacinth flowers look gorgeous.
Mmmmmm. I just had a good color snack! How about you?