Hot damn, the blue French Roman hyacinths are emerging! That was cause enough for the Head Gardener to join me in a happy dance. She's generally of a more sober temperament but the woman does love (1) blue flowers and (2) the fragrance of hyacinths. We hope that having had a year to settle into their environs will encourage them to bloom more lavishly than they did last year. Even if they don't, there will still be dancing when they bloom.