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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 23, 2013 1:11 PM CST
This is Matterhorn.
I found it on the floor and broken off as the flowers are so heavy.
I do know not to use the plastic pots that come with the kits.
They are not heavy enough, but i was in a hurry---. Thumb of 2013-01-23/CarolineScott/a17ddc
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Jan 23, 2013 2:38 PM CST

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Matterhorn is pretty since it is a creamy white with no pink defects. Isn't it frustrating when the plants fall over, and damage the flowers? Its happened to me three times this winter. The flower scapes just get so top heavy. I still have to figure out someway to stabilize my plastic pots or I will have to start using larger and heavier clay pots. I have discovered a way to save the flowers that break off right at the top. Sometimes they break off with enough stem to just put them in a vase, but I my "Nyora" fell over and broke off where the pedicel attaches to the scape. You can't just stick them in a vase, since the heavy flower will just tip right out. I was looking in my kitchen drawers for inspiration, and found a bag of narrow diameter bambo skewers. I stuck the skewer up the hollow center of the pedicel. I cut the skewer to a lenght that fit into a narrow vase and kept the open end of the pedicel below the water. As of today, the blooms still look OK, and I was able to get a photograph.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 23, 2013 5:41 PM CST
That's too bad Caroline, it is still lovely. I put a few small pretty rocks on mine that I had collected over the years from places that I have visited, parks rivers etc..
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 24, 2013 6:58 AM CST
I have it in a bottle of water.
I am just angry with myself for not using a heavy clay pot.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jan 24, 2013 9:37 AM CST
Very nice Caroline.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 24, 2013 9:47 AM CST
I think next year I will try and find the clay pots also, the plastic just don't have enough weight to keep those tall top heavy plants from falling over.
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Jan 31, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Here is my Aphrodite! (that's how the bulb was labeled...mine looks much darker than other pics I've seen of Aphrodite, though, so I'm wondering if it was mislabeled?)

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Name: Barbara
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Jan 31, 2013 4:33 PM CST

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I think that previous photo is Aphrodite since it shows the picotee edge and the correct markings, even though it is a bit darker than I would have expected.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Looks like Aphrodite, lovely bloom. Smiling
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Jan 31, 2013 7:34 PM CST
Thank you! I think it is stunning! I can't wait for the other blooms to drop open
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2013 8:52 PM CST
Serse, I thought mine was stunning also, I loved the way the petals were layered, I have another scape growing so I hope to get some more pretty blooms. Big Grin
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Jan 31, 2013 9:31 PM CST
Same here- my first amaryllis was this winter and it was an 'Apple Blossom' which was beautiful as well, but there is something about the ruffled appearance of the layered petals that makes it so much more striking
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2013 11:52 PM CST
I guess we're both newbies at growing Amaryllis, I got my first last year, Red Lion and a hybrid white. This fall I bought Papillio, Red Pearl, Apple Blossom, Comet and Aphrodite.
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Feb 2, 2013 11:50 AM CST
Margaret- Have you been keeping your seeds?
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Feb 2, 2013 12:12 PM CST
my 'Apple Blossom' from this winter

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 2, 2013 2:00 PM CST
Serse, I tried last year with Red Lion and the white but was not successful. This year I decided that I wouldn't bother as it takes too long from seed to bloom, also takes energy from the bulb that I would rather go into next seasons blooms.

Your Apple Blossom is beautiful.
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Feb 2, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Thank you, as soon as the first bloom opened, I knew I'd be hooked for life!
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 2, 2013 3:23 PM CST
Yeah that's what happened to me too when I saw that striking red bloom. Blinking Lovey dubby

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