Sunday, May 27, 2007

Amaryllis





Here is another story. I have always been fascinated with the Amaryllis flower. I have always ordered them and enjoyed the great bloom the first year then the second year not so nice and maybe no bloom for a couple more years after that. So 3 years ago I decided to plant the bulbs on the south side of the house where my cannas continue to come back year after year. For the last 2 years they have come up and grew but this year is the first time they have bloomed. Actually this is the only one that survived this last winter. I guess it thought it better bloom or else. I am so happy it did. It is right next to the cannas that have been living through the winter for the last 5 years.

3 comments:

exile61 said...

Hello, came your way by the way of "Bliss". Lived in the Midwest for a looong time, so I was curious. Interesting to see that you leave your Amaryllis outside. In Germany we keep it indoors only, fertilize until September and let it rest through March. The Canna and Callas we keep in a pot outdoors or plant it outdoors, but during the winter we keep it indoors. Was interesting to read and I think I will give this a try sometimes since the Missouri /KS winters and Bavarian winters are comparable. Have fun putting out the mulch. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Bob said...

Wow! I didn't know that cannas and amaryllis would make it through your winters. I think its great.
Bob

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Andrea and Bob,
I think the only reson they survive is that they are on the south side of the house where they get several hours of sun in the winter. They are also protected all winter from the cold winds. I also try and put several inches of mulch on them each fall.