Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Latest Flowers ~ Amaryllis

For several years at Christmas as a gift I would receive an amaryllis bulb...my sister knows how much I enjoy them.

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After it dies down, I will put it in the well house with the rest of the plants I am keeping from freezing. Spring time I will plant it in the east side flower garden. It won't bloom again this year, but it will gain strength in the leaves to produce flowers next year. In the fall, I dig up the amaryllis bulbs and store them in a paper sack in a cool place. Spring time, plant them in the garden. Around the end of May they will bloom again. These bulbs are too expensive to just pitch after one blooming.

Daughter Holly received a bulb at a seminar in Florida back in November - she knew I would get more enjoyment from it than she would. It wound up putting on 6 flowers on the one stem...four at one time and then two later on. 100_2602

Who is ready for Spring to get here and we can actually work in an outside flower bed? I know I am....


Amelia

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

Beautiful. I used to have Amaryllis often but have stopped doing them. I too plant ours outside to enjoy. Lots of longing for spring. I think this week will make us long even more. We are in for ice. How about you? Take care.

Suzan said...

I almost bought mulch last weekend. That's how much I wishing for spring right now!!

Darlene said...

Your amaryllis is beautiful!!! I am definitely ready for Spring but it looks like we are getting ready to have and ice/snow event again on Thursday. I hope our power doesn't get knocked out in the ice!!!! Enjoy your Tuesday.♥

Michelle said...

I am MORE than ready!

Amanda said...

Amaryllis are such a wonder of nature. I used to get given them often as Christmas presents from pupils, and I miss them now. Perhaps I should just go out and buy one for myself! I think we're still a fair way off from the arrival of Spring, but I have ordered my vegetable seeds now, so that brings it a little closer.

Christina said...

Just beautiful. I haven't had any amaryllis for many years and at the time didn't know that they could be planted outdoors. I'll have to get one next year. I would enjoy it and Chloe would enjoy watching it grow and bloom.

I hope you husband is doing well with his recovery.

julieQ said...

You amaryllis is gorgeous! I am ready for spring...but the cool is good too. I have pansies everywhere, they can tolerate the cold, and have planted little tomatoes inside in hopes for a bumper crop this year.

Stacey said...

The color of yours is so pretty! I was wondering about whether it could go outside or not.

Carol said...

Beautiful flowers, Amelia! My grandma, Minnie, loved growing Amaryllis. I think it's time I give it a try.

Smiles,
Carol

Valerie said...

Me too. I am so ready. My Mom is waiting on one to bloom now. I have never had one but I hope to get one next Christmas. Isn't that when they are out?

Judi said...

Hi Amelia
Oh they are so beautiful. I love amaryllis. Neat that you can get them to rebloom again. Good for you.
HAve a lovely day..
Judi

Jen said...

My dad use to always have an amaryllis around...they would get so tall he had to put a stake in the pot.
Yours are lovely. and YES, I was ready yesterday for Spring! :)