Staking an amaryllis: Love this tip!

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Staking an amaryllis

By critterologist
March 6, 2012

If your amaryllis needs a stake, use an interesting branch from a pussy willow, crooked willow, contorted filbert, or whatever you have on hand. Just stick it down into the pot as far as it will go, and secure it to the bloom stalk with a bit of twine or even a twist-tie.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 5, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Critter: Great tip ... I love that look of using the twig/branch for a plant stake! Your photo is beautiful!
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KyWoods
Mar 5, 2012 7:08 PM CST
I agree Staking them with those items sounds so much prettier than a plain ol' green bamboo stake.
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virginiarose
Mar 5, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Beautiful Amaryllis, great tip! Green Grin!
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DEMinPA
Mar 5, 2012 8:18 PM CST
The pussywillow may even grow roots.

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quietyard
Mar 5, 2012 8:43 PM CST
I like that tip and the pussy willow looks so nice with the Amaryllis ! Smiling
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critterologist
Mar 8, 2012 10:46 PM CST
Thanks! Those particular branches won't root, as they're several years old, but I have a couple of fresh branches in one pot, so we'll see LOL!

It was just one of those light-bulb moments... I needed stakes for some top-heavy bloom stalks, and no way were chopsticks going to be tall enough for these... I happened to go into the living room, where I had a big vase of pussy willow, and thought, those have been on display like that long enough; let's put them to another use!

I've had 8 or 10 blooming pots lined up along the back of my kitchen island for the past few weeks and enough buds coming to extend the show for a couple more weeks... it's really fun... this is the time of year when it doesn't seem so crazy to have a whole lot of pots of bulbs LOL.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 10, 2012 4:02 AM CST
Thumbs up
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