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February 15, 2014

Amaryllis- don't "fence" me in!

I received this pot with Amaryllis bulbs as a gift in early December and I've been taking pictures as they grew.

Around Christmas




I "fenced" in the plant to keep it compact in my room and to provide support for the foliage and flower stems as they grew.   Not too charming but it worked!

February 8th


 I removed some of the "fencing"




I removed all of the "fencing" and let the plant's leaves lay more naturally.  I relocated the bamboo sticks to support the heavy flower stems. 

February 15




I've been enjoying these pretty flowers this past week.   I love the contrast of this colorful flower vs. my outdoor frozen world!
 Thank you again Teresa for this gift!
Amaryllis (or Hippeastrum) come from South Africa.
I found this article on Wikepedia that was interesting. 
I've never had any luck growing these again from the same bulbs, have you?



12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful burst of colour for you against the winter landscape!

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  2. I have these in my back garden, the flowers don't last very long but are a fantastic colour.
    Merle........................

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  3. I grew the very same! Photos of mine soon to be posted on my blog. I loved seeing yours against the snow!

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  4. They are beautiful flowers and gives something to hold you over until Spring arrives for the real gardening fix.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. Perfect against the white of the snow. Well done and I do hope you get it to flower again.

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  6. Ooooh, how exciting! I just love them. Always a welcome bit of color in the cold and dreary months. I've only grown one once and that was yeeears ago. I should buy myself one next year for Christmas. :)

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  7. Lovely flower. Thank you for sharing its progress with us.

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  8. I have many planted but in the garden... which might explain why I "just" have leaves and not flowers... in fact they'll bloom in May, around my father-in-law's birthday because I remember doing a birthday lunch tablescape in red and using them. Mine have white mixed with your red.
    Do you know what people here call them? Mother and Daughters-in-law, because they (the flowers) grow with their backs turned on eachother (and latin in-laws are a piece of work, I guess ahahahah).
    Thank you for sharing the indorr garden while I wait the outdoor one to Spring to Life.
    Yours,
    Teresa

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  9. Gorgeous colour! and I could just sit and stare at your header photo for days... so beautiful and I am so sick of winter!

    Thank you for your visit and sweet comments today. Have a lovely week xox

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  10. Just beautiful! I agree with Anne, as a first-time visitor, I am mesmerized by your header. What an amazing garden and fantastic backdrop! Just gorgeous. Thank you for stopping by!

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