Spring forward: Designers, home experts share easy, breezy ways to welcome the season

By Khristi Zimmeth
Special to The Detroit News

Hyacinths were my late grandfather’s favorite flower. Each March, as winter drags on, I buy a pot of deep purple hyacinth in his memory, giving the plant a place of honor in my hallway and letting it fill my home and imagination with the heady fragrance of memory and the oh-so-welcome feel of spring.