Thursday, December 11, 2014

Blooming Amaryllis For Christmas! Yes! But Santa's Not Gonna Like It!

If you've been following my posts, you know that I haven't been very successful growing #amaryllis.  Not from lack of trying.  Oh, the obstacles I had to overcome. First, the damage done by a naughty kitten. Then the bulb who's roots turned into mushy spaghetti. And last, my quest to find the perfect bulb, or amaryllis plant, that would make my #Christmas dream come true.  

Ta-da! I did it!  My Christmas wish will finally come true. In mid-November, I found three perfect, beautiful bulbs.

And now, one stalk has produced a flower which is starting to show color!  Isn't it wonderful? Can you believe it? Uh, well ... Uh,  Let me say, I h-haven't been truly honest with you. Um ...You see, I didn't buy big, beautiful bulbs or beautiful amaryllis plants from a reputable nursery.  Oh, no .... I was weak and bought ... bought ...

this instead!

Not just one, but in fact, I bought 3 waxed encased bulbs ...

and placed them in this bowl and surrounded them with pine cones to hide my evil deed! They require no water, no direct light, no work!  No nothing!

I know I've been a bad girl, but it's worth it don't you think to have beautiful, red blooming amaryllis flowers for Christmas?

Happy Holidays

Tell me, what have you done that might make Santa think you've been naughty?


  1. Oh my goodness, I didn't know such a thing existed! Congratulations on those big, beautiful blooms! I think they look lovely in the bowl with the pine cones.

    1. Thanks Kimberley. I was very pleased with them. I bought the waxed bulbs in Lowe's. They're finished blooming now, and I want to see if I can salvage the bulbs somehow. I want to pot them up in soil and see if they continue to grow leaves. I'll post the results later in the summer. :-)