Last September I ordered three amaryllis bulbs from amaryllis.com and scheduled them for delivery in November. I had several varieties of amaryllis, one going back to the original bulb given to me as a Christmas gift by a co-worker and the others picked up from bins at the grocery store and Home Depot. They were … Continue reading The Giving Gift
Apple Blossom amaryllis Just a month after the winter snow storm with record breaking temperatures/wind chill/power outages/boil water notices ended the first amaryllis bud stalk poked its lovely head out of a practically dead bulb. I posted about this occurrence here, but now I'm enjoying that first stalk. Actually, I'm amazed beyond just simple enjoyment. … Continue reading The Amaryllis Parade -2021 style
The amaryllis season came abruptly to an end several nights ago when a group of deer paid a visit to my front yard. They ravaged the last stalk of red amaryllis blooms, leaving the blooms to wilt on the pavement and a small munched on stalk. A coreopsis was uprooted and partially consumed. A begonia … Continue reading The (Wild) Life in the City
Many years ago, I think it was 2010, a co-worker gave each lady in the office a boxed amaryllis bulb as a Christmas gift. I had never had one and was a little skeptical about it because I had tried forcing paperwhites that came in a similar packaging and had little luck with them. Most … Continue reading The Incomparable Amaryllis
All I have done is water these amaryllis bulbs and cover the plants during the worst of our winter weather. In turn I have been rewarded with an explosion of blooms - 12 stalks with 4 blooms each to be exact. I will not complain about cold weather from now on as I truly think … Continue reading Amaryllis Profusion
The amaryllis are in full bloom right now with new stalks still popping up. I just love these flowers and welcome their blooms every year!
Once again, it is amaryllis time!