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November 4, 2018

Amaryllis For The Holidays

This is the time of the year you can get the Amaryllis bulbs and starting growing them for the holidays.
It's dark and overcast outside so I used my manual settings to get lighten things up.  As you can also see in the background my "Thanksgiving" cactus is in full bloom!

We were at Home Depot and I spotted these wax coated Amaryllis that you don't have to water. A couple of years ago I ran across this idea of growing them in a tall glass cylinder at a garden center.  I shared a post of my visit to Terrain in Pennsylvania which you can see "here".  Lots of inspiration for the holidays there!

I thought I'd share the basic info for growing these which as you can see is going to be very easy!

I had two glass cylinder vases that I knew would work.  I decided to dress it up a bit to  so I picked up some gold painted glass chips and reindeer moss (Michael's).

I had some wired ribbon that I figured would give it a bit more of a festive look.  The larger check is new from JoAnn's.  The also have it in a much larger 4" size.   

I used the whole container of gold pieces and made a little indent in the center for the bulb to rest.

The bulb comes with a wire stand so you can set it on any surface to grow.

The bulb is heavy so I layered a bunch of the moss knowing that the bulb would crush it down a bit.

And here they are!  I hope they don't grow too fast!  One thing I never liked about growing Amaryllis is how long the leaves are plus the stem of the flower can get a bit tippy so I hope this will work out well and cure those issues.  If you try this just make sure your cylinder is large enough to place these in.  For reference the inside measurement of my cylinders is 4 1/4" across.  

I love what the ribbon added!
I hope you liked this and find some inspiration from it!

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  1. This is a super slick idea!!!! I’ve never grown amaryllis or done any kind of forced bulb. You make it sound and look so easy, but I just know I’d be wasting money! My thumb has NO shades of green in it!!!🥀 The ribbon IS a terrific addition to the look! Perfect for our kitchen!!!! Maybe I’ll do this with faux amaryllises in there!

  2. Oh Liz, this is wonderful! So good to check in after traveling for a month and not visiting any of my blog friends. This is such a fabulous idea. I've never done an amaryllis before. You motivate me to perhaps try!

  3. That's a great idea in the tall cylindrical vase, Liz! The added ribbon does dress it up a bit while waiting for the bloom. I have not had a amaryllis for a few years so I might give your tips a go. ♥

  4. Love the black and white ribbon with the red bulbs. I have never grown amaryllis like this. They look pretty and they have not even bloomed yet.
    Happy New Week.

  5. Very cute idea. Love the ribbon you chose. I always admire yours. Thanks Liz for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. You make it seem easy.


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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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