Monday, February 27, 2012

Heralding Spring



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Whilst Amaryllis are definitely a festive season treat, 
many continue to bloom through winter and into spring,
and they give me that much needed boost during the cold and snowy months....
Here is the delightful Apricot Parfait
 
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Santiago - hot and zesty!

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Spotlight - delicate and picoteed...

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A very short-scaped Lady Jane:
there must be a problem inside the bulb since the 
scapes were only a sad 2 inches tall! 
But the blooms were huge and gorgeous.

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A fluffy and handsome Manitou!!

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Garden window parade of beauties.

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Cybister variety: Bogota - very exotic - 
the anthers are spectacularly long - and red.

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4th scape on the charming Charmeur!
Four scapes are really rare - three is usually amazing enough.

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Apricot Parfait bathing in the afternoon sun.

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This basket was going to the basement...
Can't let a good basket go to waste thinks Mr. Poole, 
and no matter how many shots I took, he refused to open his eyes.
Don't worry - I didn't take too many.

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Santiago. I really love this one.

Tending the amaryllis every day gives me the feel of a little gardening:
checking the health of the bulb, removing dry bits, and of course the endless rotation as they lean toward the light. 
The spent bloomers also go a little "backstage" while the blooming plants take center stage at the "window garden". 
This past weekend we received over 25 cm of snow - so having these blooms are extra special with that backdrop of a winter wonderland.

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And we close with the ever lovely Apple Blossom.
Thanks to all who have commented on previous posts, and sorry for delay in posting them - I kind of forgot.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely amarylis! And that photo of Mr. Poole is just precious! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful flowers - I've never had an amaryllis - maybe I should invest in one for the kitchen window!! x

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  3. Oh, what a gorgeous display! I especially like Spotlight.

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  4. Wow! You have so many beautiful amaryllises! They're absolutely stunning! My grandma had many, but she had a gift for them and they always bloomed beautifully, but when babcia died - my mom inherited the plants and only two bloomed so far.

    Clearly, you have a gift for them too!

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