I love my Mark’s Choice Amaryllis that I found
a couple years ago at my favorite
Home Hardware store.
When it finishes blooming each winter
I cut the bloom stock off.
I leave the tall leaves to
grow throughout the summer.
In September I cut them off about 1″
above the bulb, stop watering it,
and move it to the garage
where it is nice and cool until after Christmas.
This year, when I brought the bulb back into the house after Christmas
I began to water it again and almost immediately
the leaves began to grow.
In no time I had 5 tall leaves!
But let’s face it…
the leaves are not the exciting part!
Once the bud began to poke up,
I really got excited.
This was the end of January.
This pictures shows what it looked like this past weekend.
The bud stock is much taller.
Very soon I will be enjoying blooms like these ones from last winter!
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a collection of these bulbs for the dreary dull winter months? I think I will find some “friends” for my Mark’s Choice Amaryllis. They can all bloom together next year on top of the piano!
Do you have an amaryllis? What color is yours?
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