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How To Cut Spent Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Bloom Stalks in Difficult Spaces

By mcash70
January 3, 2014

Once the beautiful blooms have faded on your Amaryllis plants, the bloom stalks will need cutting if you are not letting the plant set seed pods. This will let the energy go into the production of the leaves to feed the bulb.

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 2, 2014 7:15 PM CST
What a smart tip! Thanks for sharing
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 2, 2014 8:15 PM CST
Great idea! and a good use for all the AARP fake membership cards that arrive in the mail. Thanks for sharing the idea!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Joanne, glad you liked my idea, thank you very much for the Acorn tip. I tip my hat to you. Smiling

I tip my hat to you. Green, I agree, perfect use for those cards besides the shredder. nodding
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 2, 2014 10:25 PM CST
Oh, we save them to use when working with the 2-part epoxy. They provide a good mixing surface, and are a good tool for spreading/evening the epoxy.

We used to use them to scrape ice off the windshield, but uh...live too far south now. Well, shut my mouth - *Blush*
tonight's temperature may be 28 degrees!
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Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 3, 2014 6:26 AM CST
Darn, and I've ben tossing those cards for years.

Thanks for the info. I got 4 bulbs right after Thanksgiving to use as Christmas decorations. All have bloomed a couple times & new shoots still starting. Now I know how to best trim off those stalks.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 3, 2014 10:02 AM CST
Green, you should write that up as a tip about other uses for those cards. nodding

I tip my hat to you. Thanks everyone for all the thumbs. Smiling

Eclayne, thank you very much for the Acorn tip. Smiling I tip my hat to you.
Name: Dollybelle
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Dollybelle
Jan 11, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Great idea. It is very hard to keep from decapitating the new bud.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 11, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Thank you Dollybelle! I tip my hat to you.

I had another difficult one to cut the other day, the leaves were curved around the stalk and here is how I used the cardboard to cut it, worked perfectly, no cut leaves. Big Grin

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 14, 2015 10:44 AM CST
I don't know how I ever missed this when it was first posted. This is an EXCELLENT tip! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 14, 2015 12:04 PM CST
Thank you Ann, I am glad you like it so much! I tip my hat to you. Smiling
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 14, 2015 3:01 PM CST
I do, I do! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 14, 2015 4:20 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Green Grin!
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DavidLMO
Nov 29, 2015 12:20 AM CST
In extremely tight quarters an Exacto type knife works wonderfully cause it is so sharp and so small.
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