Bloom Day is here, but there are no blooms outdoors.
But for the first time in a couple of years I have blooms in January. The amaryllis that is opening was an early Christmas present and it grew rapidly. The amaryllis with buds about to open spent the summer out in my garden and is giving me great gratification Two other amaryllis bulbs that spent the summer in the ground are coming along – slowly. I have hopes.
I thank Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day.
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I think this is the first time I have more snow on the ground in the garden than you do. My garden has a couple of spots that get wet too but it soon runs off. Your amarylllis is pretty. I have never got one to rebloom. Happy GBBD.
Lisa – I never got an amaryllis to rebloom either. I’m feeling quite pumped about it. Big storm predicted for Wednesday.
That ice is impressive but the amaryllis even more so. Happy Bloom Day!
Leslie – You may have noticed that the planting beds are slightly raised because we knew the backyard flooded when we bought the house. In fact, we are told that neighborhood children could come over and ice skate.
On the bright side, you can skate in your garden… Your amaryllis is providing a nice burst of color.
Peter – Oh to be young again, with a pair of white ice skates!
The only way I get my amaryllis to rebloom is to feed them liquid fish-seaweed emulsion at bloom time, or in the case of non-blooming ones, once a month all winter, mainly because I never think to fertilise them when they are out for the summer. The new blossom forms as the main one is blooming; the bulb needs extra nutrition then for optimal bloom formation. Prenatal supplements. I kept one my mother-in-law had left in a corner of her basement going for 20 years, then gave it away to young woman who loved plants and had lots more room than I. Hope yours will come back for next year! (Mine bloom when they feel like it; I am too busy to remember to start watering them after they have been dormant a while.)
Blooms don’t have to be in the ground to be one of your garden flowers! What a lovely bit of color 🙂