Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Plant your amaryllis bulbs now....


....so they will bloom in time for the Christmas holiday! Blooming time takes 6 to 8 weeks.



I chose a "Red Lion" this year. I'm hoping mine will look as gorgeous as in the photo above.


Oh, and by the way, thank you all for identifying the fat skimmer in the previous post!

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Thanks for the reminder Donna. You have inspired me to get planting..
Hugs
xx

Happy@Home said...

Thanks for this timely reminder. Every year I want to do this, but never seem to think of it at the right time.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great idea...I have never tried to get one blooming for the holidays, that would be fun!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love that flower, but I have never grown any. Maybe this year!

Balisha said...

Hi,
I just planted a new Red Lion. It's always my favorite for Christmas. I have others that spent the summer outside in my garden. They are in the dark...waiting for a few weeks before I bring them out to start getting ready to bloom.
Balisha

Donna said...

Oh goodness! They are SO pretty...here's hoping they Do look like that!
hughugs

Babs said...

Thanks for the reminder. I planted some and Narcissus last year and had forgotten to get some bulbs for this year. I'm off to the garden center.
Hugs,
Babs

hundredsofideas said...

I just always wait to see how many of mine bloom in the gardens come spring.

Beverly said...

Thanks for the reminder. I always give my son and grandson a bulb. They love watching it grow.

penandparchment said...

Hello from me ,-)
Lovely dogs ,-)
Love Primrose ,-)

Sherri said...

Donna, thank you so much for reminding me to plant my bulbs. I love them at Christmas!!

Patsi said...

Just did it today...first time.
Wish me luck.

Mimi Sue said...

Love that color of amarylis. Beautiful! Perfect for Christmas. I'll be planting mine this weekend. Thanks for the reminder. Mimi

Zuzana said...

Amaryllis is my moms favorite flower, this made me think of her.;) I recall being in Puerto Rico once, seeing amaryllis growing outside as a bush.;) A sight never seen in Scandinavia.;)
xoxo