Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas Amaryllis

The plan was to have a beautiful flowering red amaryllis for Christmas. I have bought bulbs as gifts before, but never actually planted one myself. I read the box and the instructions were to allow 6-10 weeks for flowering, so I planted it six weeks before Christmas.

Within days, it had already got to the stage of the first photograph and inside two weeks, it was pushing ever upward ~ so fast that I could almost watch it grow.

Now, with almost three weeks to go until Christmas, it has burst into flower. I'm hoping that it will still be flowering at Christmas.


Tracy said... beautiful, Marie--that red color is glorious! They do hold their flowers quite long, so it is possible it might hang on for at least the early bit of the holiday. I have forced hyacinths just coming into bloom now. My paper whites have been slow coming round, I think we may miss seeing them when we go away for Christmas. Isn't it lovely having these special flowers at the holidays? Happy Week, my friend :o) ((BIG HUGS))

louise said...

Maybe keep it somewhere cool, and it just might be! Amaryllis are rather lovely aren't they. x

Rose Charles said...

wow, that is impressive! I hope it lasts until xmas for you :)
Rose xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

How lovely.
I know what you mean though, I received one for Christmas a few years ago & planted it & it literally grew right before my eyes. I just didn't expect them to grow so fast!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Marie!

How beautiful is your Christmas Amaryllis and the blooming is just in time for Christmas!:o) Such a beautiful shade of red. The Amaryllis is such a lovely flower.

Thank you so much for the lovely comment about my latest jewelry pieces. I am having a wonderful time with beads.:o) I was thinking of you just the other day and those beautiful snow scenes you share with us each Christmas Holiday. It is raining and a little chilly here today. The rain is making for a quiet and very peaceful day. Wishing you a lovely week my friend.:o)