Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: I'd better stay away from the nurseries...........

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 2, 2017 10:03 AM CST
I grow my Amaryllis in pots in a sunny window in the winter and on a patio when warm weather comes. Fall is here and it is supposed to be 40 tonight so after Sunday dinner yesterday I had my family carry 25 pots downstairs for a dormant period. The bulbs looked great.....nice and plump. My Daughter made a comment about "Obsessive Behavior" when she saw all the plants. I better enjoy what I have on not go looking for more......maybe
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bsharf
Oct 2, 2017 4:53 PM CST

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That's a lot of pots to haul downstairs. But they must like their growing conditions since they are doing so well at the end of the summer.
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plantmanager
Oct 2, 2017 5:05 PM CST
Ha, I think most of us have more plants than is practical, but heck, they really are fun! My girls shake their heads when they see my houseplants and greenhouse. Right now I'm dragging a lot of plants inside both places because they can't survive outdoors.
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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Oct 3, 2017 8:20 AM CST
But think of all the OTHER (useless) Thumbs down stuff you could be collecting instead. so keep up the good work! Hurray!
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Name: Paula
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Turbosaurus
Oct 15, 2017 11:20 AM CST
I like to leave mine outside as long as possible - that way they sun is back by the time they start throwing up foliage, unfortunately that also means they don't bloom until February/March...

and what would Christmas be without blooming amaryllis in the house? My christmas cactus will be spent by then, and poinsettias are always disappointing and messy with the way they start dropping leaves the minute they leave the greenhouse, so what other option is there? I HAVE TO buy more..

How's that for hoarding in denial?
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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Oct 16, 2017 11:18 AM CST
Makes perfect sense to me. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 16, 2017 1:24 PM CST
I went but no Amaryllis yet. They are coming in a couple of weeks. They did have some nice African Violets so I didn't come home empty handed.......
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Turbosaurus
Oct 18, 2017 9:30 PM CST
Now you're thinkin'! I tip my hat to you.

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