I cleaned out all of the hyacinth vases today. Most of the hyacinths bloomed, and I enjoyed having the color and scent in the house, even for a short time. I also tried to force crocuses, but I don't think I let them cool enough before I planted them. As they say, "next year". (I had purchased all these bulbs rather late in the year, so didn't have time for proper cooling, although if I had taken the time, perhaps I'd have blooms, just later on).
I've going through the seed catalogs again, even though I think I have all seeds I need or want for spring. I need to be careful or I might go overboard!