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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Growing Amaryllis

 

 

It’s December and windy and cold and we do have snow on the ground….just a little but enough to make you know it’s winter even though the calendar states it’s fall for a few more weeks. 

Planting season is way behind us where I live but there are always these little kits you see in the stores. 

They look pretty easy.  Open up a box and there is a sack of dirt and a nice looking bulb inside.

Amaryllis Kits

 

How hard can it be?  Pour the dirt in a pot, stick the bulb in and water…..and wait….and wait…and wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some even come with their own pretty pot like mine did.

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I have been waiting for THREE Decembers and have yet to have a flower!  Each year I finally get tired of looking at the green stem and place the whole project out in the garage.  Sometime in the late fall I will rediscover it with it’s little green head peeking up from the soil begging me to give it another chance.

 

Hey! This year things are looking better!  Look at that healthy bulb and thick stem!

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And look at the blooms I have going on!

I think the garden centers would call this a double!

I must have finally caught on to this forced bulb project.

 

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 There is a reason my town calls me the

Silk Plant Lady! :)

 

These beauties are being delivered to my customer’s home tomorrow for her mantle along with some silk garlands, wreaths and floral arrangements.

The flowers don’t look so shiny in real life.  Sorry I didn’t capture the best picture.

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Do you have the knack of growing amaryllis?  I would love to have a REAL flower in my home for Christmas but I just don’t seem to have any luck with them. 

Any pointers for me?

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5 comments:

Miss Char said...

Well Donna, we seem to have the same love/hate relationship with these Christmas beauties AND we have the some solution. I'll be putting my beautiful faux planters up on the mantel today. I think we're both on the same page for this problem.

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Yeah, I have white silk ones. Never even tried to actually grow them...LOL.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna! I have one blooming right now and will show it on my blog when it is in full bloom! I got it at Target...in the Smith and Hawken section...and it was about to burst out of the box even without dirt! It just couldn't wait to get going...with no help from me! lol Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Absolute beautiful.

They are ready for Christmas, while mine still in the box §:-(

Happy TTT...
/chie

Shelia said...

Hi Donna! I've never tried to grow these because I figured I'd kill them! :) Faux sure does work for me and yours are beautiful!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)