This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is all about emerging from winter hibernation and bringing a touch of spring inside as Easter approaches.
The timing is perfect, as I’ve been trying to find ways to add a bit of new-season freshness to our third bedroom. It’s currently being redecorated and at the moment consists only of a bed and a small side table, but it will be used by visiting friends and family over the Easter break so I want to make it as welcoming as possible.
I’ve been given a few hyacinth bulbs recently and I was very excited to discover from one of my all-time favourite blogs A Quiet Style that they don’t need soil for nutrients, so I decided to free them from their pots and transfer them into glass tumblers to display in the bedroom. All I had to do was gently untangle the roots of each bulb (I had some feline help for this bit!), then wash off the soil and put them in water. Voila!
I now have hyacinths dotted all over the house, including a cluster on the mantelpiece in the lounge. They haven’t fully bloomed yet, but they add a lovely pop of greenery and they look very striking next to vases of simple white flowers. Here’s hoping the petals emerge in time for our guests!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series run by Igor of Happy Interior Blog and Judith of JOLIEX.com to encourage people to use plants in their homes. To see more, search #urbanjunglebloggers or check out the website.
Photography by Abi Dare