Friday, February 27, 2015
Finally blooming, my fancy amaryllis from White Flower Farm. This one is named 'Picotee,' with pure white petals and a chartreuse throat, and I love the delicate penciled red edge. I planted it in early December and the tags said it takes from 8 to 10 weeks to bloom, so I guess it wasn't such a slow-poke, just right on schedule. I kind of like the white flower instead of the usual red or pink, especially for February blooming. It's a pretty one, don't you think?
And just for fun, here's a picture of a big tub of amaryllis I saw at Terrain in Pennsylvania in December. I would have loved to see these massed bulbs in bloom--talk about wow!