About a week back Tom went through the backyard to the pole-barn and the first thing out of his mouth when he came back in was, "It smells so good out there! The hyacinths are great!"
Hyacinths are indeed a lovely perfume factory all on their own and they happen to be Tom's favorites. I've seem him get down on his belly to sniff them! They are short to the ground after all. But he really needn't do that. They quite literally perfume the entire backyard.
Hyacinths aren't, however, the only scents of spring. Apple blossoms and some daffodils are lovely for the nose. The smell of freshly cut grass is one of my favorites, so "green" smelling! Tom likes to smell scallions mixed with grass because it reminds him of when he used to mow the lawn for his grandmother. We don't have scallions in the grass, but we do have mint! That's another nice favorite scent for late spring.