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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just One Amaryllis Plant


Hi Everyone,
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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xo
Betty









10 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! You SHOULD be proud!

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  2. Don't you just love surprises? That's a long wait, but oh so worth it!

    Thanks for joining the garden party,
    Candy

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  3. Whew those plants are something else. They are show stoppers, for sure.
    Thanks so much for linking up over at The Garden Party once again! I appreciate you showing us this lovely flower!

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  4. How beautiful! It is too cold here in Nebraska to plant amaryllis outdoors, so we have to enjoy them as "houseplants." I'm amazed at how your friend's amaryllis have multiplied. This is amazing!

    Visiting you from Fishtail Cottage. Have a great day! :)

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  5. So fun to see you get to grow these outdoors! Here, it's only inside that these will survive! Thanks for sharing today at Cottage Flora Thursdays! xoox, tracie

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  6. Betty, that's gorgeous. The colors are so pretty, and you've captured those blooms beautifully with your camera. I think those 2 blooms were worth waiting on for a few years! laurie

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  7. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. I love that red!

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  8. These are Hippeastrum hybrid, aka. giant Amarylis and they come from South America. Naked Ladies are Amaryllis belladonna, a plant originating in South Africa. They are both toxic.

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Betty

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