Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: Blooms and Chat #3

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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 20, 2016 3:27 AM CST

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Hello friends in the Amaryllis forum. Its that time again in the Northern Hemisphere to start planning and dreaming about fall bulb orders. I have no more space in the ground for any more bulbs. However, I am always looking for the new and exciting cultivars which will end up in a pot outside. Royal Colors has its website up and running. A few catalogs are starting to arrive. Has anyone started thinking about new orders?
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 22, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Here is a brand new one:
http://www.dutchgardens.com/de...

Sweet Potato Pie - I have too many bulbs already, but I am thinking of getting it anyway. And it is on sale right now. What do you think about it @bsharf?
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vossner
Aug 22, 2016 10:44 AM CST
I saw it, not for $25
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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 22, 2016 12:06 PM CST
Not as expensive as a Mandonii bulb though. I paid an arm and a leg for 10 seeds. because you can't even find any of those bulbs for sale.
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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 22, 2016 2:29 PM CST

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I also saw that Sweet Potato Pie in the Dutch Gardens catalog. My problem was the price. It was $25 plus at least $12 for shipping. That is a big risk for me in not having dealt with that company before. Is the bulb going to be healthy and am I really getting the proper bulb, not a unknown substitution. I am hoping that Sweet Potato Pie will show up somewhere else at a slightly less ridiculous price.
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 22, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Well, I guess I will be able to let you know about that. Whistling I took the plunge and ordered it. I was swayed because they listed it on emaryllis.com and I trust that site, and Bill who runs it. He seems pretty watchful of new bulbs and seems to wait until he endorses something. But I did have to think about it for a week because yes, I think the price and shipping are both way to much. I guess i will find out if I wasted my money or not. Will let you know.
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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 28, 2016 11:08 AM CST

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I did check out emaryllis.com and he did order Sweet Potato Pie. That's a good enough recommendation for me. I held out for two weeks, but today I did order it from Dutch Gardens, since it may turn out to be an exclusive for them. I also put in an order to Royal Colors for Amadeus, Striped Amadeus, Daphne, Dynasty and Sofia. In October, RC will have more cultivars listed on their website. White Flower Farms hasn't put anything up yet on their website. So far, haven't seen anything else on other websites to tempt me.
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 29, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Just checked out Royal Colors - I like Striped Amadeus kind of like Blossom Peacock also. If only I had enough room for ALL of them. I crossed Picotee x Naranja last winter. Need to wait the 3 years until they bloom, and then need to cross them again with themselves to get the F2 generation to see what the possibilities are. Such a LONG wait!
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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Dec 12, 2016 12:04 PM CST

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According to emaryllis.com, He did get a Sweet Potato Pie from Dutch Gardens which has bloomed. He believes that it will turn out to be identical to a bulb sold by Royal Colors as Terra Mystica. Check out the photo on the emaryllis com website.
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Dec 12, 2016 1:02 PM CST
bsharf said:According to emaryllis.com, He did get a Sweet Potato Pie from Dutch Gardens which has bloomed. He believes that it will turn out to be identical to a bulb sold by Royal Colors as Terra Mystica. Check out the photo on the emaryllis com website.

Yeah, I saw he said that - I have also corresponded with him. dutchgardens.com will not refund my money - they say I waited too long to return my bulb -- ???? They must mean the substitute bulb they sent me. Which I didn ot return because I was talking back and forthwiththem about them sending me the wrong bulb, which they kept saying they were going to correct. I now have a voucher from them to buy a NEW bulb - but they do not coarry anything anything I want - except for the Sweet Potato, which they are out of. Sighing! So I have no idea what I should use my voucher for. Thumbs down
Perhaps I will buy a Terra Mystica from Royal Colors - will need to check and see if they have any in stock. I could have delt with the problems from dutchgardens had they just been upfront with me and actually communicated with me. Grumbling
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crawgarden
Dec 18, 2016 5:33 PM CST
Double Dream starting up.


Thumb of 2016-12-18/crawgarden/f33318

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jmorth
Dec 25, 2016 6:51 PM CST
My amaryllis this year -
Thumb of 2016-12-26/jmorth/649a14 Lemon Sorbet Thumb of 2016-12-26/jmorth/6e4132


Razzle Dazzle > Thumb of 2016-12-26/jmorth/54a8af


Thumb of 2016-12-26/jmorth/b543fa Rosalie


Fairy Tale > Thumb of 2016-12-26/jmorth/799f12


Ambiance > Thumb of 2016-12-26/jmorth/553462


maybe Temptation, Naranja, a/o Red Lion (from last year) ...

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Fleur569
Dec 31, 2016 5:57 PM CST
To Jmorth: That is a beautiful collection blooming. The Lemon Sorbet is so different. I have a collection of 5 types, but am getting a very late start this year. Hopefully they'll be blooming for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year! 🍸
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jmorth
Dec 31, 2016 9:15 PM CST
Thanks, sending happiness down your way...
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tx_flower_child
Dec 31, 2016 9:36 PM CST
@jmorth - Love the Lemon Sorbet. And what is the Ambiance potted in? Looks like very large caviar.

A few days ago I was brave enough to enter my garage, home of various and ugly rodents. (I always pound on the door before opening it so any critter will run away.) I had forgotten that I put some pots of bulbs in there. Probably did it when we had our fun little freeze. So there were 3 pots of paperwhites, including one that had started blooming. And a couple of unknown Amaryllis bulbs in paper bags. I'd even stashed a pink salvia greggii that had never made it into the ground in time. But it's looking good, considering.

Back to the Amaryllis. They're smallish but growing some nice roots. I'm thinking I should pot them up and bring them in from the cold. (garage is dark and unheated.) Opinions anyone?
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jmorth
Jan 1, 2017 1:23 AM CST
Ambiance pot is topped off with black marbles.
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Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Jan 1, 2017 11:05 AM CST

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If your amaryllis bulbs are growing roots, bring them in and pot them up. With any luck they might bloom this winter.

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