Monday, January 07, 2008

Today is an Amaryllis Day

With temperatures hovering in the mid 60’s …
On a former Post:
When each bloom withers, cut the flower off just in back of the bloom, removing the green 'lump' in back of the blossom, and the thin stem connecting the bloom to the main flower stem. This is done so that the plant does not waste energy forming seeds behind each bloom. It is not worth trying to propagate amaryllis from seed, as it would be a multi-year project until you produced a bulb capable of flowering.

7 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Well what a special day this turned out to be and the photos are great too.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I agree here with Abe... this is a beauty of a plant and your pictures are stunning.

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Julie said...

Beautiful bloom Dee. One talented lady!

Kerri said...

This is a beautiful plant! I loved the You Tube time lapse also!!

imac said...

Well shot and very well presented post enjoyed.

DeeMom said...

Thanks you all

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely amaryllis, I did not get one this year or paperwhites.....:(