Friday, January 15, 2010

Cocktail’s Anyone ?


Since I have another amaryllis in bloom  I wanted to
flaunt it  for Fertilizer  Friday which is hosted by Tootsie
over at
Tootsie Time.



I have fallen in love with amaryllis this winter.
The tall stalks of large, bright flowers have brightened
the cold, gray days.

I had ordered a few amaryllis from the Amaryllis Bulb
Company and this was one of them. When it bloomed
and it was all white and looked like White Christmas I
knew it had been mislabeled.
After contacting the company they sent another
Cocktail amaryllis free of charge.

I love the dark red blooms with its white
veins. Such a cheery bloom.

The Peach Blossom Amaryllis is almost ready to
bloom now so it will take the place of this beauty
after its blooms are spent.

Yesterday was spent sowing some of the many seeds
that were show from a previous posting.
I think I am going to run out of room real fast with
all of the seeds I have accumulated.

Tulip bulbs were also potted up for future blooms.
The Fressias are growing very fast now and  I am
excited to see them bloom.

The miniature irises and two other amaryllis are
taking their sweet time at growing.


So Flaunt those Flowers and

Happy Gardening Everyone!


jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

What a fabulous, rich colour, Lona. I'm so glad so many amaryllis are still blooming this month, to help get us through.

Darla said...

Beautiful blooms!!

Rosey Pollen said...

I love your Amaryllis. Mine are finally starting to grow. I guess it is in time for Valentines day. I love your photos, very nice!

Becca's Dirt said...

Stunning Amarylis. I am so ready for some spring weather - just some warmer and sunny days.

kclily said...

These are beautiful. I wish I had started a few this year after seeing your pictures.

Noelle said...

I love the contrast between the vibrant red and the white interior. Beautiful flowers :-)

Teresa said...

I am waiting for my amaryllis to bloom. that is what I posted about too. they are such magnificent flowers. I especially love your coctail. it is gorgeous.

NellJean said...

I have declared this the Year of the Amaryllis. Next fall, I'll buy some bulbs to have and some to share as they come into bloom. They are not only brilliant at Christmas, they're great for the dead of winter and for Valentine's day.

RainGardener said...

Lona your Amaryllis is beautiful. Mine is very late as I had a hard time finding them. But it's about 6 inches tall now and has a bud at last! So there's still hope.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous blooms!!!

Sonia said...

I just love your red amaryllis!! They are so beautiful and in my house a welcome sign of spring to come! Miss Bloomers

Balisha said...

I'll be showing my "new" one soon. It is just starting to open. It's supposed to be White Christmas.

Maureen said...

I've been tempted to buy amaryllis but never have. Judging from yours, I think I will. Very pretty.

madcobug said...

That one is beautiful, so were the others. I love the smell of Freesias. Helen

Debbies Doodle said...

what kind of camera and what settings do you use to get such detail?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Lona, are you growing Fressia inside?

And they bloom? Oh wow, why did I never think of that?


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Jodi: At this time of year I will grab onto anything that blooms. But these big blooms are gorgeous.

Darla: Thanks kiddo! Loved your Pansies.

Rosey: I think that is a great idea to have them for Valentines day. I don't have a sweetie so no amaryllis for valentines.

Becca; I am so ready for warm days too. Although we are in a thaw now with 44 degrees today.

KC: You can start them about anytime. Thanks so much for dropping by!

Noelle: Thanks hon!

Teresa: They are wonderful and who could knock such big beautiful blooms. Thanks for dropping by.

Nell; Yes, you just have to get some next winter.

RG: It won't be long now then.Once they get going they grow fast.Can't wait to see yours.

Deb: Thank you and so glad you dropped by. Don't be a stranger now.

Sonia: Spring sounds good about now for certain. Thanks for dropping by.

Balisha: Oh, I love the White Christmas. Cannot wait to see the pictures.I so enjoyed mine.

Maureen: Oh, girl you just have to try one at least. You will get hooked ;-)

Helen: I have never grown freesias before so I am trying to wait patiently to see them bloom.;-)

Debbie: I have a Canon Rebel with a 75-300 lens. I would love a macro lens for the camera.

Jen: Yeah, growing them inside. It is my first try with them but they are doing well so far.Just hoping they do not smell like nasty paper whites.LOL!

Janet said...

What a great red!! I love true reds in blooms. Happy blooms!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona! I'm glad someone else is crazy about Amaryllis too. I can't seem to get enough of them either. This one is gorgeous. I haven't seen one I don't like tho! Very striking coloring with the white on red pattern and touch of green throat. I'm glad you got what you ordered too.
btw, I tried growing verbena bonariensis for the first time last year not realizing it wasn't hardy in my zone ~ I think it's zone 7-9?? I was so bummed to learn that. It will be an annual for me. I didn't get it started in time to see it bloom but the plants I have seen blooming don't appear to be floppy at all. Not sure if that helps??

Carol said...

Striking blooms Lona! Such giving bulbs... to be there for us in the winter. Your Cocktail has just the right affect! It sure gives one a high! Lovely post! ;-) carol

Bren said...

I love your Macro shots on here... Happy Bloom Day - and Fertilizer is working well in your neck of the woods!

Bangchik said...

Oh.... Look at that red flower, so dense and complete. ~bangchik

leavesnbloom said...

I love the richness of the blooms - its a deeper red - which for me is more pleasing to the eye than pillarbox red. Glad that you finally got the right cocktail!

Happy@Home said...

Your amaryllis is gorgeous. It has been several years since I have grown them. After seeing your pictures, I am going to make sure to grow them next Christmas. I was in Lowe's yesterday and they had them on clearance. I thought about buying some, but wasn't sure how they would do. I know you can plant them outside here.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Happy@Home: I would have probably gobbled them up. :-) Love clearances.

Leavesnbloom: I have a thing about true blues and reds also. I hate ordering a flower that is called blue and it is purple or a Red one and it is orange. I know they define them in color ranges but it it frustrating when buying them online. ;-)

Bangchik: Has Waldo arrived by plane yet? I know he needs some warmth.

Bren: Thanks so much. Loving your greenhouse cams ;-)

Kathleen: Thanks for answering my question on the verbena. It wouldn't work for me either so case closed. ;-)

Tootsie said...

your photos are outstanding! I love the color of this are right on the money when you say they brighten the dark days of winter!
thanks for joining in this week with me!