Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thinking Amaryllis

Today I am going to finally make my decision and order an amaryllis bulb from the White Flower Farm catalogue. Every year I get their catalogue and look through it and never buy anything. Sometimes I will pick up a bulb at the garden center, or I get one as a gift, but today I am going to choose one that I really want. I was encouraged to do this by a friend at work, who buys one every year from White Flower Farm. Now she has a collection of about 15 amaryllis that usually bloom at the same time. Wouldn't that be spectacular? These first pictures are my Apple Blossom amaryllis that I have had for a few years, and its blooms last January. It is still in the basement right now, hibernating for another week or so when I will bring it out, top it off with some fresh soil, place it in a sunny window, and wait for some signs of life. In the meantime...I am ordering a new one!

WFF groups their amaryllis bulbs by color. I had made a note in my garden journal to look for 'Green Dragon', but they don't seem to carry that one, pictured below. Of course I love that greeny-white color. Oh well.

'Green Dragon'

If I can't find 'Green Dragon,' I find myself being pulled to this simple white one with crimson edges, 'Picotee.' But alas, they are sold out. Darn.


On to another fav, the bi-colors. I like pretty much all of these, they're so dramatic.

'Dancing Queen'
'Tres Chic'

And the winner is-- 'Tres Chic." It's that apple green center that got me.  Now I just have to get online and get it ordered before it sells out. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

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