Keep That Amaryllis!: they are great

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Keep That Amaryllis!

By critterologist
February 2, 2012

Don't throw away that holiday amaryllis! Treat it like any houseplant (water, light, a little fertilizer) and let it bloom for you again next year.

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Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Feb 1, 2012 6:01 PM CST
I agree or if your getting rid of it throw it my way Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 1, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Don't throw it away; that's for sure!
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: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 1, 2012 6:26 PM CST
Critter: Great Tip! Oh my, I never knew anyone would threw them away! Some varieties are grown as landscape perennials down here!

That is a beauty in your photo!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 1, 2012 7:00 PM CST
I've kept them over many times. I had the greatest success one year when it planted them among some roses when it was warm enough here and they received regular deep watering and fertilizer all summer. They got morning sun. When I dug them in the fall they were huge. I let them rest 2-3 months and they bloomed really well,
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 1, 2012 7:11 PM CST
Beautiful picture, and here they go straight in the ground outside and will bloom again and again!
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Feb 1, 2012 8:50 PM CST
They're such beauties that a lot of folks who aren't generally "into" plants will pick them up... and most have no idea they can be grown on for next year.

They're really tough plants, too. After a couple of years of neglect, mine got planted out in the garden bed again last summer, where they fattened up, so I'm getting blooms from some I haven't seen for a while.

'Chico' here not only bloomed this year but set a new personal record for height, 40 inches from the top of the bulb to the top of the bloom!



I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 1, 2012 8:53 PM CST
That is very pretty Jill ~~~ stunningly so. I hope you have put that photo in the database.
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: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 1, 2012 9:26 PM CST
Do you like how I cleverly used my jacket as a backdrop so the bloom wouldn't get washed out by backlighting? ROFL I have a lot of catching up do to with regard to database photos... laptop is in the shop, and that cuts down on my computer time!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 2, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Actually it worked! I didn't recognize it as your jacket. Didn't know what it was really. The bloom is so eye catching that you don't pay any attention to the background.
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: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 2, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Yes, keep them to cheer you up in January!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 18, 2013 5:37 AM CST
This post came by as a random idea. I wanted to add that if you live in a frost free areas they are also great to just put in the ground.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 18, 2013 12:00 PM CST
We have frost up here & some freezes too but not extreme & everyone just puts them in the ground & they stay year round & do great so even if you're in a frost area they can be put in ground & left. It all just depends on how cold it gets where you are.
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: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Region: Maryland Bulbs Amaryllis Tropicals Cottage Gardener
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critterologist
Oct 18, 2013 9:28 PM CST
You just posted that to make me all green with envy as the nights get chilly here... ;-)
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 19, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Trade ya some of that chilliness Jill. Yesterday was 89. I'm ready for fall to set in & stop being hit or miss.
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 ~~



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