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Amaryllis on living room table 2010-03-30

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By Balcony


Amaryllis on living room table 2010-03-30 (Amaryllis Hippeastrum)

This red Amaryllis is living on our living room table! It's one of three different colours that have shared the same pot for 7 or 8 years now. This one never fails to flower at least once a year with at least one stem of four flowers. I may get a second head of flowers later in the year & one of the other two may flower as well.



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Opening for Easter;0)

1 Apr, 2010

 

Right on target as well! Today two of the four flowers are open. Perhaps a third will open tomorrow, if it doesn't make it by tomorrow it will certainly be open on Saturday. Perhaps the 4th flower will open on Easter Saturday.

I was thinking only yesterday how appropriate that the blood red flowers should open for Good Friday! The day when our Lord shed His blood for us!

1 Apr, 2010

 

still waiting 4 mine to flower.... lots of tall leaves and nothing else as yet....

2 Apr, 2010

 

And mine Holly.....

2 Apr, 2010

 

might arrive by next christmas clarice...lol

4 Apr, 2010

 

The one you see in this photo has all 4 of its flowers open today, Easter Monday. I've done nothing other than have it on the living room table all winter. It hasn't really had a cold period either. In fact it's quite close to the radiator so it gets warmer than the seedling Amaryllis in the kitchen windowsill. They haven't moved an inch since I first put them there last spring. There is no heating anywhere near the window & in the evening they have to put up with being behind the closed blinds.

I'm afraid you will have to be patient, Holly. I've had to wait 4 years! Though this particular bulb has given me flowers every one of the 8 years I've had it! Several times it has flowered twice during the year as well. :-)

5 Apr, 2010

 

will live in hope then...lol

6 Apr, 2010

 

Hope it does flower soon for you, Holly. The first of the 4 flowers is just going over. :-( They are really lovely but last little more than a week open. :-( If I'm lucky I may get a 2nd stem later in the year.

I hope the white & the red & white ones in the same pot flower sometime this year.

7 Apr, 2010

 

My seedling Amaryllis have now begun to open. I've uploaded some of the first pics & will add another blog on them in a week or so.

15 Apr, 2010



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