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I did it this year! I love the smell of hyacinth but arthritis makes it difficult for me to get low enough to the ground to smell them. So I planted them in a long planter box last Dec or Jan (here in the southern end of Zone 6), lined a hole in the ground with cardboard to kind of keep the mud off and buried them planter box and all. Then I mulched the whole thing with lots of chopped leaves. They have sprouted, I dug up the box and hosed it off outside and let it dry off and now I have a whole planter box of hyacinth on a table in my house where I can smell them anytime I want to. I did the same with some aromatic jonquils (or is it daffodils--I never know the difference. It worked for them also.
Congratulations!! Good for you! Esp for not letting arthritis stop you from getting what you love.
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PS A jonquil is a kind of daffodil, for those that want to get picky. I just happen to know at the moment because I was reading about them. But don't ask me what kind! Need the book for that. I'm calling them all daffodils for now.