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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bloom where you're planted

A few weeks ago I splurged and purchased a couple of amaryllis plants.

One of them had some leaves which had been clipped back. (on right above)

 And here one little bloom said hello!

 With 3 others right behind...and a hook formed from a hanger to keep the stalk vertical.

But look what those leaves on the other plant are bloom stalk, just leaves and more leaves!

 Now there are two!

I got tired of seeing leaves, leaves and more leaves.  There's a flower bud started, but apparently this plant has the wrong message.  So clip clip, snip snip, and the leaves are cut back again.  What do I have to lose, I think?
And now there are 4 blooms.  And notice the correct size that leaves are coming along.  This plant knows the order in which things are supposed to happen.

Today's quote:

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew.
Paul Brunton


  1. The one performed nobly. I'm still waiting for my amaryllis to bloom...

  2. Amaryllis are so pretty, I have never grown one. You have inspired me to give it a try. At this point will I have to wait for next year? That's how much I know about them!

    1. I think they sold out around here before Christmas. If you can find one, go for it!


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