Amaryllis

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?

Tanya

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February 20, 2013 - 1:04 am

Pamela Gordon - If it’s anything like your last year’s blooms it’s going to be gorgeous! I love the red and white stripes! I had a red one this year and did as you suggested. The 5 leaves are over 2 feet tall. I think my son watered it too much while we were away so it may rot now!

February 23, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Shauna@Satori Design for Living - Looks like it’s going to be gorgeous. I have tulips I potted just after Christmas that are about to bloom. Can’t wait!

February 24, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Anne - Every year I plan to grow a few, and every year I completely lose track of time and forget to buy bulbs… sigh.

February 24, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Ruth Kelly - It would be lovely to have a collection of those bulbs that bloom – if only I had a green thumb.

February 25, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Audrey - How exciting!! I may have to try my not-so-green-thumb at this next year! :)

February 26, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Jann Olson - Your Amaryllis is a beauty! I tried wintering mine over with no success. I cut the entire thing down (maybe that was the mistake) stored it in my cold storage. I noticed that it had started getting a few leaves in Nov. I brought it up and started watering it. Lots of leaves grew but I never got a bloom. So happy that yours rebloomed for you. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

February 27, 2013 - 3:27 am

The Tablescaper - I am amazed that you get it to rebloom each year. In the past I had tried but they just get leaves so now I toss them.

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

– The Tablescaper

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