Monday, 23 January 2017

Amaryllis the continuing story.

Regular readers of my blog may remember I bought three Amaryllis bulbs in November. I liked the idea of blooming Amaryllis during the Christmas time. To give the bulbs a little extra, I gilded the bulbs. (Read the story again) However, the Christmas season passed without a single Amaryllis flowering!

This January, I placed the bulbs in a white flowerpot. By doing so the “gold” on the bulbs is less visible. After all Christmas is over. Then suddenly, from two out of the three bulbs a stem emerges. Finally something is going to happen!

As I return from a short trip, the both Amaryllises are flowering abundantly. However, not in the white colour that was on the venders’ picture; but pink! I don’t mind; they are beautiful as well.

And what, you might ask, about the third one? The last of the three bulbs is still looking as it was last November. No sign of life. Probably it is an even later bloomer, or is this Amaryllis just waiting for next Christmas?

In that case, I certainly hope this is the white one!

The situation in December.

And the situation in Januari.

The flowers are pink.....

.. but I like that too!

White and gold.

The third Amaryllis bulb. Nothing has changed!

I hope it is a white one, like the picture of the vendor.

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