I learn a new lesson about gardening almost everyday. First of all, I'm so proud of my Christmas Amaryllis blooming in my garden. I planted this bulb maybe four years ago and this year it bloomed for the very first time. WOW!!!
Second lesson. I did some research about this stubborn plant and read that the Amaryllis belladonna lily is in fact a 'Naked Lady' (bulbs are poisonous) Zone 4-24. Note to self~ Lift and divide clumps infrequently; may not bloom for several years if disturbed at wrong time.
What is amazing I have grown Naked Lady bulbs for years. Go figure.
Common name amaryllis is Hippeastrum
On Monday May 30, 2011 both blooms were open. I took the photos and was going out today and recapture more of this fabulous plant and take photos of the last bloom to open. But, instead the sky opened up with rain and another hail storm. Usually the weather this time of year is in the 80's. Not this year.
This is my dream garden. My dear friend has a beautiful garden and this is the Amaryllis bed I would love to have. With Just One Amaryllis Plant it might take awhile. LOL.
I love to garden. Everyday is a new day in the garden. Inspiration galore!!!
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