This is one of the old amaryllis bulbs I planted in the garden last Spring
after the first indoor bloom. It bloomed again in the garden in May, and
kept tall leaves all Summer. I dug up the bulb in September and kept
it in the potting shed until repotting again in November.
It has now grown a 24" stem, no new leaves though ~ but
I see some starting at the base ~ and today there are four
beautiful buds filling out and getting ready to bloom!
I'm so excited and grateful. Sometimes I lack patience, waiting about
bothers me and I just want to get on with things. Perhaps these pandemic
days have changed much of that. Now I have plenty of time and am more
attune to waiting for things to happen.
Or I'm getting old and slowing down ~ have to be honest here.
on how to encourage amaryllis bulbs to re-bloom year after year, not
toss them after the first bloom.
Gina gives advice on so many things that bring immense joy to my life.
When visiting with her on her amazingly beautiful Utah farm a couple
of years ago I made a true forever friend. Bob and I love you Gina.