First, I want to say is that I'm not trying to bore you with picture after picture of my amaryllis. I do take them for my own record. Today after I took this one and was in the process of resizing the file that I noticed the decal of the hummingbird on the cabinet door in the background is drinking from the amaryllis.
I planted these bulbs when they arrived from a couple of on-line nurseries. I had hopes of having some blossoms by Christmas. They are growing by leaps and bounds, but will it show us it's beauty by the intended day. What do you think? I took these photos last night on Sunday Dec 21st.
The one that might bloom.
If it is late, it will still be beautiful and I will photograph it and share it with all of you.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you.
Have a great day and happy gardening. Bill and Sandy Mitchell
It has been colder then usual for November and early December. And that means more attention to my meek indoor winter garden. We don't have a lot of space, but as I remember, spring is just around the corner. Opps, winter hasn't officially started yet. Time does fly. Any way back to the winter garden. The Amaryllis were planted three/four weeks ago and are going to give us some color on Christmas.
This area is in my livingroom / office and it is the place where I have a couple of grow lights. This small group of plants are desert rose, hoya, geranium, phylidendrum and some others.
I am particularly happy with the success of this plant. It is a night blooming sirius. It is a gift from carolyncat and I am sure when is gets back out side in 2009, it will continue to grow like crazy. I hope to see it bloom before I leave the planet.
This last picture is of a couple of Amaryllis that I am recycling from last year and some aloe vera that I got as very small puppies from ebay. I will have to repot each of then in their own pot in the spring.
I do want to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I personally call it Christmas but I also respect everyone's option two fill in your own name. Just have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell