The Yellow Farmhouse Garden

December 12, 2007

Another Flower for Chirstmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — bob @ 10:08 pm

Have you seen the Amaryllis for sale at the stores? They are a bulb which is quite large that either come in a box and must be planted or are pre-planted.

Large blooms of red, white, or pink are the common colors at the “Big Box” stores. In the catalogs there are some unusual varieties. For example; white with streaks of red or green, pink blotches in the middle of the petals or my favorite; white petals edged in a fine line of red, called ‘Picotee’!

Any of these colors of Amaryllis make great presents since they are sure to bloom. Over watering or under watering makes no difference right now. Amaryllis bulbs, at this time of year, will bloom no matter what is done to them.

Some have two or three blooms from one bulb, and the blooms last for a long time. So, if a present is needed for your eighty-five year old aunt or anyone else who is hard to buy for, Amaryllis bulbs are the answer!

Bye for now,


1 Comment »

  1. My amaryllis is not blooming. It just has long green stalks. When it does bloom, it blooms very well! I guess I’ll talk to it some more!

    Comment by victoria mcintyre — December 14, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

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