slicing hyacinths?

April 8, 2008
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That’s what we call chopping bulbs when you dig ’em here! haha! I’ve found that anytime you plant a piece of a daffodil with a part of the root plate (or whatever you call it) it will usually grow. so I save the pieces of chopped daffs while I’m digging and plant them back too.
Waste not want not!
Wish I was at the convention with you guys! Sandra
—- Linda Wallpe wrote: John – I’ve never heard of this procedure. Would you please describe it and the purpose? Linda

2 responses to “slicing hyacinths?”

  1. Joost Pennings says:

    Friends, Slicing Hyacinths please let me know what anybody has heard about this. I can tell you all a little bit about Hyacinths but I have never heard about slicing. Scooping may-be ??  All the best Jan Pennings

  2. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews says:

    Ok, I have a lot of catching up to do with emails, so forgive this late reply!  John, we saw a demonstration at Jan’s place by his wife Ans on scooping hyacinths, a technique used to produce lots of tiny bulbets.  I think what you’re referring to is from a photo from Keukenhof I think Jan posted a couple of years back about slicing off just the roots of the hyacinth and putting the bulb with flower stem in a container to display and I do recall that the purpose was for longer vase life.  Seems there were lots of them displayed in hanging glass vases.  The displays at Keukenhof were glorious, but I’m talking about the daffodil show, not like our daffodil shows, but an incredible display of daffodils in very imaginative arrangements.  Photos will follow, as I’ve started to download the numerous ones I took.

    The World Convention was such an incredible experience!  Thanks to all the planners and support staff in London, N. Ireland, and Holland!

    Becky Fox Matthews
    that daffy girl back near Nashville

    Pennings-de-bilt.nl wrote:

    Friends, Slicing Hyacinths please let me know what anybody has heard about this. I can tell you all a little bit about Hyacinths but I have never heard about slicing. Scooping may-be ??  All the best Jan Pennings
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