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They were a girls' school out for a walk with the governess, and all wearing hyacinth gowns, when she suddenly put her finger to her mouth, and then they all stood still on an empty bed and pretended to be hyacinths.
In a distant glade I have made a spring garden round an oak tree that stands alone in the sun--groups of crocuses, daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips, among such flowering shrubs and trees as Pirus Malus spectabilis, floribunda, and coronaria; Prunus Juliana, Mahaleb, serotina, triloba, and Pissardi; Cydonias and Weigelias in every colour, and several kinds of Crataegus and other May lovelinesses.
My windows are gay with hyacinths and lilies of the valley; and though, as I have said, I don't admire the smell of hyacinths in the spring when it seems wanting in youth and chastity next to that of other flowers, I am glad enough now to bury my nose in their heavy sweetness.
All we were playing in a lovely meadow, Leucippe (9) and Phaeno and Electra and Ianthe, Melita also and Iache with Rhodea and Callirhoe and Melobosis and Tyche and Ocyrhoe, fair as a flower, Chryseis, Ianeira, Acaste and Admete and Rhodope and Pluto and charming Calypso; Styx too was there and Urania and lovely Galaxaura with Pallas who rouses battles and Artemis delighting in arrows: we were playing and gathering sweet flowers in our hands, soft crocuses mingled with irises and hyacinths, and rose-blooms and lilies, marvellous to see, and the narcissus which the wide earth caused to grow yellow as a crocus.
In April 2017, the city government inaugurated the Charcoal Briquetting and Water Hyacinth Processing Center in Sitio Ilugin, Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City led by Mayor Bobby Eusebio in celebration of Earth Day.
Hyacinth bulbs can cause an allergic reaction - always wear gloves QI SEEM to have a lot of tiny red spiders in my garden at this time of year.
Managing Director of LASWA, Mr Emmanuel Damilola, gave the assurance, recently at the end of a five-day water hyacinth recycling training programme put together by the agency in collaboration with MITI METH in Lagos.
Residents of Cardona town in Rizal province have started availing of a cash- and food-for-work program to help clear a section of Laguna de Bay that is clogged with water hyacinth.
The beleaguered husband of Hyacinth in the brilliant Keeping Up Appearances was her main tool to be accepted into suburban middle-class society - and suffered as a consequence.
The water hyacinth is one of the most beautiful and unusual plants on earth.
Hyacinth mats provide broad, shadowy spaces below the canopy.
To ransom her Hyacinth must capture and return the magical drop of water that she has inadvertently let loose during an attempt to install a mixer tap.