Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ah, Amaryllis

It was worth the wait.

Look, the other is one has a bud.

So, - still waiting



Master Gardener Spring Garden Series continues at two locations. See brochure for details here. $7

at Lehigh County Agricultural Center
- Feb. 12, 2011 – 9 AM Heirloom Tomatoes,10 AM Composting, 11 AM Pollinators
- February 26, 2011 – 9 AM Community Gardens in Urban Settings, 10:30 Green Roofs
- March 5, 2011 – 9 AM Backyard Fruit Production from Apples to Zinfandels, 10 AM Flowering Trees: The Good, the Bad and the Scabby, 11 AM Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs

at Bethlehem Township Community Center
- February 21, 2011 – 6 PM Flowering Trees: The Good, the Bad and the Scabby, 7 PM Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs
- February 28, 2011 – 6 PM Backyard Fruit Production from Apples to Zinfandels, 7 PM Colonial Herb Gtowing with Mistress Rebecca

Adventures in Agriculture Feb 11-13, 2011 at Palmer Mall. Hours and location here.
Environmental, ecological, and home gardening information; farm products, and more. Displays, sales and information throughout the mall. Free


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Beautiful, for sure! I love this flowers, and they are still blooming in my house.

Marie said...

The blooms are spectacular. I am captivated.

I've enjoyed following your travels through your words and breathtaking photography.

donna said...

Your blooming amaryllis bloom has brightened up this February day. Well, actually, the sun is shining, but a bloom or two makes it even better.


Marie said...

I love the big, showy bloom in the middle of winter. It was a gift from my daughter many years ago. That makes it extra-special.

donna said...

Is it a lot of work to keep the amaryllis bulb and get it to bloom the next year? Have you done a post on that? Just wondering.


Marie said...

Yup, I did poar about amaryllis on
September 12, 2009
February 25, 2007

It's such a spectacular flower and the only interesting plant in the dead of winter to post about. :-)

The amaryllis spend the summer out side in their pots. They are watered and fed with the potted plants.

Here, from the 2009 post, is what I do in fall:

"The amaryllis is taking its yearly nap. They rest under the table in the same cool room as the Christmas cactus. I brought them in about the middle of August and stopped watering. I’ll take off the leaves as they die back. If there are any green leaves left by the end of September, I’ll cut them off. I’ll add soil and start to water lightly after thanksgiving for March blooms."