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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Amaryllis


I force at least one Amaryllis bulb every winter. 
Then I plant it in my flower garden and it blooms every summer. 
They make terrific gifts.


This bulb was placed in potting soil the day after Thanksgiving. 
The rate of growth is remarkable.
 Some days it grew over one inch per day.


happy gardening
Olive


29 comments:

  1. Olive,
    what a gorgeous color your amaryllis is! I'm not much of a gardner so I will live vicariously
    thru you! It's a beautiful plant, you must have a very green thumb!
    Rebecca

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  2. Beautiful, Olive! I have one this year, thanks for reminding me to look at it. It's in a cat-safe place, so I forget to look!
    They are terrific.

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  3. So beautiful for this blah time of year. I always think I am going to do that but I just don't get on the ball..or is that on the bulb!

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  4. Oh, Olive! This is just so beautiful! I have forced them indoors with great success before, and planted them outside, but they never seem to ever appear again :)
    This year....I had my beautiful white amaryllis bulb in its paper bag outside the back door. Before I could plant the thin, the Headmaster, in his zeal to impress me with his garbage disposing, put it in the garbage. Hopefully, it will bloom in some landfill soon!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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  5. I love amaryllis they are so spectacular and yet so easy to grow. Mine gave me two stems, the first bloomed so quickly and was all over in no time. The second stem I removed to the conservatory and it lasted throughout Christmas. Yours is a lovely colour.

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  6. Your amaryllis is very pretty Olive! They are fun to grow and how fun that they come back for you outside-enjoy:@)

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  7. That is so beautiful! Is it too late to start one now? I wonder if they're still in the stores.

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  8. Beautiful! I just posted about the cheap Amaryllis' I have found. I'm going to start them tomorrow.

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Hi Olive... yours is so beautiful!... I planted one several weeks before Christmas that a neighbor gave us... it is TALL TALL but no flower yet!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. Hi Olive, The amaryllis gives a pop of beautiful color and brightens our winter grey days. I've never tried my luck with this bulb. After seeing yours I will rethink this! Beautiful photos dear Olive.........

    Hugs,
    Emily
    The French Hutch

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  11. Beautiful! I have one that my MIL gave us years ago that we had in a pot on the front porch for years until we planted it in the garden...it has multiplied several times and we have pretty flowers every June.We bought a white one this year to go with the red.

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  12. Very pretty!
    I knocked my orchid over twice and finally tossed it.
    Doubtful I could get it to bloom again.

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  13. It looks like that's several of us posting about beautiful amaryllis this week. I never can get them to bloom by Christmas but they do cheer me up in post-Christmas blues. I, too, put mine outside after the danger of frost is gone but I leave them in the pot, bring them inside in late August and lay them on their sides in a dark closet and let them go dormant until November when I bring them out, cut off the leaves and start watering them again. I have had some bloom 6 years that way. They give so much bang for the buck.

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  14. Gorgeous flower! I just wish they lasted longer.

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  15. Your Amaryllis is gorgeous. Great photos, too.

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  16. Olive, I didn't get any amaryllis this season, but like you, in the past I've planted them in the garden. They continue to bloom for me every year. I just forgot this year. ;-(

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  17. Just gorgeous, Olive! I've never grown one but I think I will next year. I need some color right about now.

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  18. My inlaws used to grow Amaryllis. One year, they had one that got 24 blooms and sent a picture of it into the newspaper. Is it too late in the year to try one?

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  19. I rescued one at Lowe's that was forcing it's way thru the box. I always enjoy waiting for the blooms :)

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  20. Good Morning Olive, What a beautiful colour your Amaryllis is. I have often admired them, but have never grown them, but I think I will remedy this later in the year. The perfect plant to cheer us up during the cold winter days. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

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  21. My Grandma always liked them and she got them as gifts. Very pretty red flower.

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  22. I love amaryllis! I have a fake one that I pull out every Christmas and it is still out. Yours is beautiful.

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  23. Amaryllis make me happy - lovely photos.

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  24. so pretty..and you will laugh when you see my post tomorrow..I am a huge fan of paperwhites for forcing in winter...

    love,
    Mona

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  25. I have loved amaryllis since my Grandmother use to always have one during the holidays every year.
    I had some one give me one for Christmas and it is doing wonderful in an east window, like you said they grow inches a day

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  26. They are so pretty, so are your photographs! I used to always place paperwhites in containers for Christmas but haven't done that in a few years. They don't smell all that great, but they are beautiful to behold!
    Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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