7/18/2005

Grape Hyacinth

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Grape Hyacinth

***** Location: Europe, worldwide
***** Season: Spring
***** Category: Plant


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Explanation


For the past few weeks, we have been having a succession of grey days -- only once in all this time did the sun come out...

Even today's haiku came out all grey :



grey day again
blue grape hyacinth
grows grey too


The one touch of colour on my windowsill -- a fine pot of growing grape hyacinths -- a cheerful bright blue -- is subdued by the lack of light...

© Text and Photo, Isabelle Prondzynski

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Muscari armeniacum (Hyacinthaceae family)
or the Grape Hyacinth is a vigorous bulbous perennial. In fact it is close to becoming a weed in many gardens but its flowers are still a joy to see at this time of year.
It originates from S.E. Europe to the Caucasus.
http://www.nccpg.com/gloucestershire/plantweek52b.html



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Worldwide use

Germany

Lampenputzer "lamp cleaners".

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Japan

Muscari, muskari, ムスカリー
Grape Hyacinth グレープヒヤシンス


The name comes from the Greek : moschos, Moschus, referring to the strong smell of the flower.
Birthday flower for people born on March 22.



http://www.hana300.com/musuka1.html

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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


February sun
snowdrops and grape hyacinths
break through cedar mulch

~cindy bene
http://haiku.cc.ehime-u.ac.jp/~shiki/kukai/kukai54-1.html

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grape hyacinths
in blue modesty
do not speak


Giselle Maya
http://www.ahapoetry.com/PRenga/1999.html

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Haibun

near my old house was a curve in the road. the house on the curve had a moderately sloped yard.

near the top of the yard was a bed planted with grape hyacinths.

of course, the grape hyacinths made seeds and spread themselves all down the hill.

in springtime the bed would bloom merrily at the top of the slope and the less densely spaced grape hyacinths in the lawn below looked for all the world like escapees, fleeing the borders of the bed.

i watched for the 'great escape' every year!

susan delphine delaney md
plano, texas





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Related words

***** World Kigo Database: Spring (haru)


***** . Hyacinth .


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1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

Mach dir doch 'nen Strauß.
Lampenputzer — nicht wahr doch —
schwer, schön zu binden.


Horst Ludwig, MN, USA

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