Monday, January 10, 2011

Floral Spotlight: Grape Hyacinths

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One of my all-time favorite unsung floral heroes is the grape hyacinth.  These remind me of my first house as a kid, sitting under the willow tree in our backyard, where we had a little patch of grape hyacinths where I would play barbies with my cousin.  And as my name spelling is derived from the word Jacinta, meaning "hyacinth", I think these just have a connection with me all around (although contrary to the name, they aren't hyacinths at all, and are actually part of the lily family!)

I love the grape hyacinths, also known as muscari, because like the other flowers I've been featuring, they are not known as a statement flower but play more of a backup role in the lovely little details :).  Their flowering time is in late spring but if you look hard enough, you may be able to find them during other times of the year as well.

And now for some images of these lovely little blooms:

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I love how these give a burst of color in your floral accents and are a lesser-known flower, so they really add a unique detail to your wedding blooms.

Previous Floral Spotlights:
Billy Buttons, Silver Brunia, Ranunculus

11 comments:

  1. I've seen these flowers and love them but had absolutely no idea what they were called. Now I do :)

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  2. They are so beautiful! Love them!

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  3. the blue is so vivid! very beautiful :)

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  4. hi jacin. i loved your header with the mason jar and dandelion. where did it go?

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  5. OK I thought I left a comment but I think my computer got stupid!!

    AS I was saying!

    We think alike so much! I love, love these and considered them for our wedding since they kind of look blue! Ive seen the first photo before...so gorgeous! And Ive seen the photo with the pink tulips...amazing! My favorite bouquet!

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  6. omg i LOVE these! I was trying to think of note super flowery flowers for the boutiniers and these are amazing. They are on my flower list yet i forgot about them!!!

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  7. these are SO LOVELY! I love the arrangement with the pink and white tulips - just overflowing with color and texture!

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  8. Aren't these just divine?? I can almost smell them just looking at the page!!

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  9. OMG that brides dress ios so beautiful from the bck that it almost makes me want to cry... although everything makes me want to cry these days haha

    I have always loved hyacinth, not only for the beauty of the flower, but for the beauty of the name alone!

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  10. Cool! These are all over my parents back yard - I called them blueberry flowers when I was growing up because they look like tiny Maine blueberries. I never knew their proper name.

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