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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?


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

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

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

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

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

  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. :)

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

  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.

  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

  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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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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