Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hyacinths


When asked how she would apportion the household money, Nancy Mitford replied that she would spend it all on flowers, saving a mere pound for "everything else". Without taking it to such extremes, I have decided that from now on, I would always have flowers around my Paris apartment. These are white hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis); their scent is exquisite.

5 comments:

Chelsea said...

Oooh. Hyacinths are my favorite.

Mary-Laure said...

Hi Chelsea, I adore hyacinths too, and intend to buy MORE (and post more pictures) while they're in season...

Charlotte said...

You can't remember exactly HOW MUCH Nancy Miford wanted to spend on flowers? Forgetting this type of information is UNACCEPTABLE.
Especially since you just read "Counting my Chickens", & it's mentioned on page 173.

Snobber said...

gorgeous, gorgeous. i wish i weren't so poor!

Joanna Goddard said...

beautiful! i love that.