Why would they do that? Because you can usually find hyacinths in bloom in supermarkets and florist shops. It's the winter blues that makes people eager for spring and forcing bulbs like these is an easy way to bring spring a bit early.
I like them in the garden, even if they do get lost in the spent foliage left behind by last autumn. They often come out before anyone is willing to venture outdoors yet, too.
Their lovely perfume is great for freshening indoor space, but it can get a bit intense especially for those like Tom who sneeze at the slightest scent.
Of course, he's also the first one with his belly to the ground to get the first whiff of spring. That's my Tom!
The Grape hyacinths are out now as well. Alas they have no scent and are not nearly as showy as these Dutch Hyacinths.