Hyacinth, I dream of you popping up from Mother Earth in April. I look forward to the rainbow of pinks, purples, whites and even yellows that you display. Hyacinth symbolizes sport or playfulness or even rashness—and I could use some of that in this winter white world right now!
Hyacinth is so rich with fragrance that even walking by them you will be dazzled with their sweet smell. Some call that a “lingering fragrance” which is a lovely way to describe the experience. They are rather bold and bulky stalks, yet made up of hundreds of little stars of beauty. The wood hyacinths are a dainty variant that are as if someone sliced off a single sprig from a full hyacinth stalk. Grape hyacinth, another variant, is like little tiny grapes clustered to resemble a mini hyacinth. Find a hyacinth to suit your wedding scheme and you will be rewarded with strength from their scent and lasting power.
Jars of purple, pearl, and blue,
Quick she fills with nectared dew;
All the odors Summer knows
On cold April she bestows.
Lifeless though the garden be,
Here she holds a quaint levee;
Lords and ladies, courtiers gay,
Nodding plumes in rich array.
Now within my quiet room,
Two in royal colors bloom,
Sent by neighbor kind and wise,
Prophecy of Paradise!