Amaryllis in Bloom and a Giveaway

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Today the sun was shining, bright and beautiful. We actually made up to 37 degrees, after months of subzero temperatures it felt sooooooo good!

I am now confident that winter won’t last forever. It just seems like it.

The snow even melted enough so I could see the edge of our garden beds. A reminder that they are there, and that the growing season will arrive soon.

But, for now I have to be content with my indoor blossoms.

Remember my post on Growing Amaryllis in Water? I just wanted to let you know how it all turned out.

 

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The double blossom Amaryllis is simply beautiful. I keep it by in the window beside my bed.

I have loved how elegant it looks in the glass vase. And the best part is….I don’t have to water them. I can be rather forgetful at times.

I will definitely grow more of them next year.

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I wasn’t sure how well the vase would balance the weight of the heavy flowers. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t seem to cause a problem until both flowers were open and the leaves began to grow in at the base of the bulb.

As the bulb begins to age, it shrinks a bit and became loose in the jar. In the end I had to prop it up on the wall, but it was very sturdy for a long time while it was opening. Quite a feat considering it is rather tall.

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The other variety I grew was a miniature one. It stands only about a foot tall. I am please to say that it hasn’t had any trouble balancing the weight of the flowers. All four of them have been opening at once.

I am smitten.

Smitten with the garden bug.

Smitten with the coming of spring.

Don’t forget to register for the Jung Seed Company Giveaway! Giveaway ends on Friday so be sure and stop by to see if you are the winner!

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