Planting bulbs is akin to planning future moments of joy. A squirrel hiding nuts for a future feast.
 Here is the Crocus Joan of Arc in a vase (designed by Constance Spry for Fulham Pottery) at Soane.
 Heavenly scented hyacinth in full boom.
 Hyacainth from 1775. They became popular indoor plants loved for their scent and ease of growing in either water filled glasses or in soil in decorative pots.   From  Potted History, the Story of Plants in the Home , by Katherine Horwood.
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