Over the weekend, I mourned the loss of my first ever live, potted Alberta Spruce. I finally had the chance to head out the door into our balcony and checked it out thoroughly after the recent brutal, long winter. It wasn’t a surprise at all, because during the hash winter months, from looking at it through the windows, it looked brittle and brown. So off it went into the trash, and that my $***.00 dollars went down the drain. I was optimistic that it would survive the harsh winter and that we would have a live tree every year. I was wrong! For the holiday this year, it will definitely be a fresh cut live tree.
Incidentally, in my desire to color my world pink, I’ve taken a liking to pink hyacint. Too bad, the blooms only last for a few weeks at most.
I bought this pot of pink hyacinth looking like this:
In 5 days, it turned into this:
A day later, and the subsequent days, it bloomed all the more. My kitchen smelled so good.
Do you notice the pink calla lilly? You can say that I’m desperate for the color pink (lol). When I saw it, I just had to have it.
While I know that the Hyacinths are perennial, I really am not decided if I want to take care of the bulbs and try and restart it when Spring comes around. I’m disappointed with the way the live Alberta Spruce turned out. My gardening skills is in question and I’m not willing to take another chance. It can just be another disaster and I don’t want to waste my time and effort.