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Written by Elena
(4/17/2003 12:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Domestic hyacinth?, penned by Shir
No doubt, there isn't a flower that evolved in houses. If you look into Ellen Moody's excellent calendar (at JaneInfo), or indeed, in JA's text, you'll see that the talk takes place in "the leafless month of March". Hyacinth, like many bulbous plants, could be potted and induced to flower out of its biological time - which is not the case with a rose bush.
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