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December 18, 2014

Season's Greetings Everyone!

I couldn't leave well enough alone- I had to plant something!!

November 10th

I planted some Amaryllis.  One is called Magic Green and the other is called Wedding Dance

November 22
These bulbs took off growing like they were on steroids!

December 7
I put everything near the sliding glass window to catch the morning sun.  The Magic Green is now 36" tall!  My Christmas Cactus decided to join the fun too and is budding out!

Dec. 10
The flowers opened fast

They have a soft yellowish green to ivory coloring 
with burgundy accents

As they age they get lighter in color and look more ivory

With the sun cast on it the Magic Green really looks yellowish/green.  The white Wedding Dance one started blooming promptly

I love this one- the flowers are huge- 8" across and have this pretty lime green center and a wonderful textured petal.  This one is described as being from Africa

Dec. 18
The Magic Green is all done blooming but the the Wedding Dance Amaryllis is in full bloom.  The Christmas Cactus are blooming nicely.  That's a seed ball on the right that's going out to the birds soon.

I decided to set it on the hearth.  I've been reluctant to put anything fragile there because of our 7 month old kitten that can be a bit rambunctious!  

I wish winter was sunny like this more often!   We were under the "gray dome" for days.  Snow has come and gone 3 times.  I think this might stay through Christmas- let's hope!  So far this winter is nothing like last year- thankfully!  We had 70" of snow by the same time last year and were experiencing sub-zero temps.  It was a brutal winter!

I hope you are relaxing and enjoying the holiday season!  
Merry Christmas to you all!

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  1. Oh Liz,
    This post most certainly caught my eye! Your Amaryllis is gorgeous!!! I planted my two bulbs about the same time as you did yours and they are growing ferociously too-but about a week away from blooming.
    I am going to put mine where they get full sun to get them to open up for Christmas day.
    Thanks for the tip-
    Merry Christmas,

  2. You forgot to add "knock on wood" after that last statement, Liz. lol
    Those plants definitely look like they are steroids! Unbelievable really. Those don't need any support then-even when they get that tall? My Christmas cactus bloomed for Thanksgiving and is all done! Weird!

    Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

    1. I do keep them staked but I removed the staking and string for the pictures. That really tall one had to be supported early on. I turn them daily because they lean real fast towards the light source.

  3. WOW you do have a green thumb. Love the picture of your garden in the snow.

  4. WOW Liz, you certainly have a green thumb. These grew beautifully and so fast. Love seeing your winter garden with the sunshine. Hope you have a milder winter then last year. I remember my family having such a tough winter with lots of snow and very cold temps and they are south of you in Michigan.
    Have a great day!

  5. Wowee, aren't they pretty?!?!?!?! As is the snow. We haven't seen a single flake yet.

  6. Liz girl you are so right as describing them on steroids I have never seen any grow that fast before!
    Any scents drive my poor husband nuts with sneezing so indoor forcing is off my plant list sadly.
    That last picture of your garden in the sun is so pretty !!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year !!
    PS .. yes the weather has us all waiting for something nasty eh ? ugh !!!

  7. What a beautiful snowy landscape! Your view is so pretty. I too just started some bulbs..mine are just starting to grow. Your blooms are gorgeous! Always nice to have something in bloom even in the wintertime! Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

  8. I need more bulbs in my life. It is so nice to be surprised by new life and beauty.
    I have Amaryllis but only in red, in the garden and they bloom around May. Nice time because it is not Summer year so the garden isn't crazy with flowers and the red a wonderful sight after Winter and, sometimes, a tricky Spring.
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year,


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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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