Now what is up with this bulb? It seems that
my experience with amaryllis have been sort of
hit and miss this winter.Mixed up bulbs and now
this little bulb puts out a deformed bloom.
When the stem started coming up it was all
bent over and funky looking so I kept it turned
to the light hoping it would straighten up but
knowing it was not probably going to happen.
Then when the blooms started coming out on
the bent five inch stem I knew it was one messed
So meet amaryllis Grand Cru.
It is a beautiful deep red bloom and would have
been a beauty fully grown but maybe next year.
I have one more amaryllis yet to bloom for
this winter and my fingers are crossed to see
what surprise is yet to be unfolding after the
mix ups they have dealt me so far.
One of the Gloxinia's is blooming now but
the blooms this year are spindly and the red
one decided to die on me so all I have is this
not so lovely spindly one.
In fact it is a pretty ugly bloom. I have sowed
some mixed seeds to grow more so maybe they
will be prettier. They are suppose to have double blooms.
A major winter storm is hitting us as I am
posting this. Sleet is falling and is almost a
half inch thick with 6 to 8 inches of snow to
follow. Then Tuesday of next week another
storm is suppose to hit us so winter is
going to hang on with a vengeance.
Maybe it will be winter's last hurrah's.
One can hope anyway.
Today is also Fertilizer Friday so join us
with Tootsie over at Tootsie Time and
Flaunt those Flowers!
Thanks Tootsie for the fun contest you
sponsored for the beautiful garden sign.
I was so excited and thrilled to be the winner!
It will go into the friendship garden bed I
am planning to make this spring.
Every time I see it I will think of you.
Visit Tootsie and look at all of the Flowers!
Also everyone visit ' Hopalong Hollow Gazette '.
It is a new blog to Blotanical and the illustrations
and drawings will just blow you away.
Visit with the talented Jeri Landers.
She is also in the process of building
Mamseys potting shed.
Happy Gardening Everyone !