Amaryllis - A Perfect Flower For the Festive Season

 


Article by: Yvonne Cunnington

There's nothing more festive than several amaryllis plants , How to Build a Waterfall For Your Garden Pond contributing their rich burst of bloom to your house , Planting Flower Bulbs for Springtime Blooms during the holiday season. , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes

Amaryllis may look exotic, but the bulbs , Abatement Challenges of Non-Native Noxious Weeds are easy to grow. , Hydroponics Lighting: Blue Spectrum V.S. Red-Orange Spectrum The flowers , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation are large and trumpet-shaped and come in lovely shades ranging from white , Hydroponics Lighting: Blue Spectrum V.S. Red-Orange Spectrum and apple-blossom pink , Orchid Care - What The Leaves Tell Us to scarlet. Some cultivars, such as 'Nymph', even have attractive striped petals.

An amaryllis bulb , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management kit, complete with planting container and potting soil, , Hydroponics Lighting: Blue Spectrum V.S. Red-Orange Spectrum makes a lovely hostess gift.

Amaryllis care - step-by-step:


  1. When you buy an amaryllis bulb, , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes look for a large, plump one with some roots , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property attached. Using a pot , Planting Your Garden that's slightly larger in diameter than the bulb, , Planting Flower s for Springtime Blooms plant , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them it in potting soil, , Hydroponics Lighting: Blue Spectrum V.S. Red-Orange Spectrum leaving the "shoulders" - the top third of the bulb , Hydroponics Gardening verses Organic Gardening: Which Grows the Best Cannabis? - exposed.

  2. Keep the soil , Fruit Trees - How To Save Your Fruit Tree Blossoms From A Spring Freeze moist but not wet, and the temperatures , Patio Swing Covers above 64ºF (18ºC) - optimal temperatures , Planting Trees and Shrubs are between 68 to 77ºF (20 to 25ºC).

  3. Place the bulb , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them in bright light , Vinyl Fencing Is A Viable Alternative To Wood and watch for growth to start. You should see a flower , Plant A Simple Tea Garden bud appear after a couple of weeks. Turn the pot , Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite? regularly so the flower , Planting Your Garden stalk won't lean in one direction.

  4. Sometimes you'll need to support the stalk with a slim bamboo , The Best Types Of Fish For Your Garden Pond stake and raffia ties.

  5. Once the flower , Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite? is finished, cut off the stem just above the bulb , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety nose. Give amaryllis bright light , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property on a sunny windowsill or under plant , ing Trees and Shrubs lights.

  6. Continue to feed and water. , Artificial Flowers Are They A Solution? Apply a standard water-soluble houseplant , Natural Algae Fighters That Work fertilizer at half the recommended strength every two weeks.
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To learn how garden , Planting Flower Bulbs for Springtime Blooms writer Yvonne Cunnington encourages her amaryllis to rebloom next year, see: http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com/amaryllis.html - Visit Yvonne's website at http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com/ for more gardening , 5 Simple Steps to Care For Your Push Reel Mower tips.

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