The 2010 Christmas Amaryllis experiment in the garden of one of my clients, is blooming now. Amaryllis are not cold-hardy (supposedly) in Zone 7B, but we planted some left over Christmas Amaryllis bulbs into the garden to see if they would over-winter in Georgia, and re-bloom the following spring. And here they are, April 2012! Several of them have buds now, and they are blooming brilliantly next to the Knockout Roses.
Kitchen sink: beauty parlor for houseplants.
Bud study. Amaryllis.
Confessions of an Amaryllis Addict.
What I love about January: scrabble, Amaryllis, and seed catalogs.
My winter window sill.
Amaryllis illustration: Matilda Smith (1885) for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.
I confess. It’s true. I (still) have a fetish for forcing bulbs in winter.