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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: What's in bloom today- part7

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Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 7, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6790191

We came from here.
Second flush of blooms on Green goddess.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/971224/

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2009
6:26 PM

Post #6810589

Can anyone tell me what size pots you use to tansplant your seedlings into? Mine from January of 2008 are about the size of pearl onions now and I have been transplanting them today...most into 4 inch pots...because that is what I had...but if they need something larger in order to mature correctly, I would like to know.
Thanks!

Love Green Goddess!
Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 12, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #6810640

Janet, thanks! I think 4" pot is ok for now. I put mine in 4" pots too, when it gets bigger I'll move it up to 6-8" pots.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

July 12, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6810682

My Green Goddess is about to bloom too! Photo when it does!

mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:04 PM

Post #6810722

OK!!! Finally we get another thread for this! Sorry to just come back now. I had to pay bills! LOL!!!

Now where did I stop? Ohhhh...the hippies in the garage.

What's next is H.johnsonii (?) which I bought off Ebay last year. I wanted to try to plant it in my garden to see how hardy it is. Hahaha...I chickened out and stored it in the garage! It just woke up and bloomed...warm temp. lover I guess.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6810740

My Green Goddess has just done blooming too!

Neon Rose on it's third scape.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:12 PM

Post #6810751

A sick Chico manage to give out a scape. Still beautiful!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6810767

The yellows bloomed like a month ago. But Piyo-Piyo is sending out another scape again. What a giver on such a small bulb...just 14cm.

Germa (left) and Piyo-Piyo (right)

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #6810792

I love this Germa too! Just planted in a 4 inch pot, it woke up with 2 scapes and LOTS of babies.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:22 PM

Post #6810798

Good old dependable Charisma.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:24 PM

Post #6810803

Oh my...poor Mambo, opening it's flowers inside the garage. Lost it's color and veins.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:29 PM

Post #6810817

Another "no name" sonatini. This one is sooooooooo cute!!! Seven 1 1/2" flowers per scape. It gave out 2 scapes.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6810830

Small but terrible it is!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #6810837

Christmas Star amazed me this season.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6810838

Woke up with 3 scapes!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6810844

Beautiful show up to now!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6810849

My all time favorite...Gilmar. Never fails to awe me everytime it wakes up for 3 seasons now.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #6810861

Swan Lake (s) wake up.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 12, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #6810868

Last pic for today. Group shot!

Bogota, Christmas Star, Gilmar, Swan Lake and Tosca.

You all have a great week ahead! Happy Hippie gardening!

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Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #6813423

Maria, gorgeous blooms!!!
San Remo in bloom.

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Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #6813427

San Remo close up.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6815424

Beautiful!!
mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6868844

Ahhhhhhh...Rain..rain..rain...

Might as well share pics. It's been a while and everybody is quiet and busy with their yards/gardens.

Let's put some life in here.

Staring off with some reds in bloom...

Black Pearl, Royal Velvet, and Gilmar

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6868854

Mix in some whites...

Valentine's Day in July...LOL!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #6868864

That double white is kinda special. It took me 2 growing seasons to see this one flower!!!

Finally...Snow White!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6868875

Tired of red and white. They look so ordinary. NOT!!!

You got to see Toronto in person. Huge, long lasting blooms waking up this season with 2 scapes.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #6868879

Solomon on it's third season. STILL the "Queen of Orange Hippies" for me.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #6868887

Santa Fe (s) filled my house with it's fragrance...

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #6868894

It is a very pretty trumpet too!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #6868906

Matterhorn comes back with bigger flowers!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #6868917

Shimmering Honeymoon

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #6868928

This one is for you JT !!!

Beeeaaaauuuttttiiifffuuullllllllllll San Antonio Rose!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #6868937

Aha! I captured those shimmer!!!

Lovely...just lovely...

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6868942

Thank you Maria.All of those are beautiful but SAR is special.
mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #6868952

And another "Finally"!!!

A performing Picotee!!!

I have had so many Picotees and they would just bloom once after planting the newly purchased bulb, and then go downhill. This Picotee came back with 2 scapes on the mother bulb, and the attached bulblet also gave out a scape.

Woooohoooooo!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6868972

Hi JT! You are most welcome. SAR sure is special. I think it's 2 flowers accepted the pollens I gave it. Hmmmmm... a few more weeks and we shall see. ;-)

Now could this Picotee be an "improved" clone? I surely hope so.

Take a look at that! What a performer!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #6868986

Insects sure are attracted to the yellow color.

They ATTACKED this poor yellow!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6868993

Now i'll switch to another album...Japanese Amaryllis.

Stained Glass with stunted flowers. Arggghhhhhh!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6869001

It's got nectar too!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #6869011

Miss Lemon with stunted scapes too. More Arggghhhhhhhh!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6869019

Still very pretty though with it's frilly petals...

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #6869026

Miniature Moonshine

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6869052

It is so much like H. evanseia (forgive my spelling). Only Moonshine has 4 flowers per scape. My H. evanseia gave out only 2 flowers per scape. Does anybody know if it can give out more flowers per scape?

Moonshine gave 2 scapes out.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #6869093

Ok...now to another album. .. Papilios!!!

A dear Papilio is awake and is putting out 2 scapes. Wohooooo!!!

It has a mature bulblet attached to it that has also put out a scape. Woohoooo!!!

The bulblet opened it's flowers first.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #6869107

Different clones have different growing habits. Some are awake, starting to leaf out and hopefully bloom too. Some are not.

Now this batch of Papilios are currently snoring.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

July 27, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6869162

That's it for now.

I will post more pics maybe in a week? 2 weeks?

JT..."All of those are beautiful but SAR is special"

Yes, they all are beautiful. With all of these pictures and documentation I have been making, I have learned to appreciate every single variety's beauty. It's flower color(s), it's petals, the dots, the stripes, the veins, the eye, it's leaves, it's bulb(s)...

You all have a blessed week ahead!

Happy hippie gardening!

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Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 27, 2009
8:53 AM

Post #6870073

Maria, gorgeous flowers, can't pick a favorite because all are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
I only have rain lilies in bloom.
Jan
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2009
12:29 PM

Post #6870367

Maria, I'd love to know HOW you grow all of these. Last year I had my hippies out in pots all summer and lost a bunch to rain. This year they are all inside with lots of leaves but I wonder if they want to be outside. Only about half bloomed last winter/spring that I'm paranoid about the rain and rain and rain. What do you do? I really love you plants (especially the ones I haven't seen) but I won't get any more bulbs unless I become a great mommy.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #6870748

Wow! Those are all just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures! I just love Snow White!
Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6873730

Beautiful Hippies, Ours here are all gone except the rain lillies as Jan said!!!
bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2009
9:01 AM

Post #6892964

Maria, your wonderful photos are an inspiration to us all. My Amaryllis are all outside now. We've had so much rain since mid May, I'll be glad if any of them survive to bloom again..
mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:03 AM

Post #6896367

Hi everybody!

Thanks a lot and you are all most welcome!

How i take care of my Hippies??? With a very watchful eye, very porous potting soil (almost 50% sand or grit) and the good old $1 plastic drop cloth!!!

I have some pictures on on one of my files that I can put together and start a new thread about this. Believe me, I killed a LOT of Hippies too. Like 2 seasons ago, I almost lost my whole collection to Stagnospora. With the help of some friends in South Africa and Holland, I was able to save them. And that did not discouraged me. I took it as a challenge and LEARNED from it. Mother Nature can be harsh sometimes. The thing is to be PREPARED and KNOW what's happening and what to do when these unexpected things come.

It is hard to grow Hippies in the North as we have to keep them potted. It is very hard for me to grow Hippies here as I live by the foothills of the mountains where our humidity is in the 70-80% and the fungus pollen rate is very high. Huge trees die out here because of fungus attack or simply getting covered by moss or algea.

Give me some time to put everything together and I'll start a post on "My fight against Stagnospora". Promise!!!! Let me pay my bills first and take care of all these incoming school expenses! LOL!!!

This is what I can share today that has recently bloomed.

Double Ribbon, a Japanese double, the ONLY Japanese double that I got to afford. LOL. The price of their doubles are like twice the price of the singles. Expensive!!!!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:05 AM

Post #6896372

This is Golden Village, another Japanese hybrid.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:08 AM

Post #6896382

Golden Village is very similar to Germa. It is also a yellow trumpet but it's petals are a little bit wider than Germa.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:12 AM

Post #6896394

I could not tell the difference between the two till I put them together side by side. They have the same bulb shape and flower spathe looks the same. Golden Village also has upright facing flowers.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:28 AM

Post #6896446

This is staned Glass on it's second and shorter scape. Arggghhh!!! At least it opened it's last flower properly. Take a look at how small it is, planted in a 3 inch pot!

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:30 AM

Post #6896450

It's true color.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #6896460

And a close up.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #6896468

Double Ribbon again after a few days. It's petals gets ruffly and shimmery. I had to use a flash to capture that shimmer.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:41 AM

Post #6896489

This is Estrella. Estrella is like Gilmar. They are both South American hybrids. This Estrella put out a scape several months ago and then rested for a 2-3 months with this second scape just peaking out from it's bulb. Finally it decided to grow. If I understand it right, Estrella and Gilmar are both grown in Brazil and not Holland.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:42 AM

Post #6896495

I just love those reticulations (veins)...

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:45 AM

Post #6896504

Very good flower count too!!! This scape has 6 flowers. Be very careful with Brazil grown hippies. A lot of them are not the cleanest bulbs. I had to spray this one with miticide.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:49 AM

Post #6896512

This is Dutch sonatini Valentino. It's a nice red.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:51 AM

Post #6896515

Very unusual flower form with that protruding lip.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:55 AM

Post #6896519

Oh I got to share these pics...

Gezzzz...I waited TOO LONG to see this Scadoxus bloom.. I got it's bulb last fall and it just SAT ther doing nothing for 8 months!!! It was so worth waiting for though.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #6896523

and behaving buddies waiting for a treat...

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

August 2, 2009
5:01 AM

Post #6896530

Awwwwww...aren't they so cute! LOL!!!

Well that's it for tonight! I hope I didn't bore you all.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Happy hippie gardening to all!!!

More to come...

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Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2009
10:20 AM

Post #6896751

Maria, gorgeous flowers! especially 2 that are laying down. lol
I love my Scadoxus. Thanks for sharing.

Jan
bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #6927692

Pink Floyd is in bloom in my garden. This bulb was purchased in Nov of 2007, and didn't came out of dormancy that winter. Instead of discarding it, I planted the bulb out in my garden in the spring of 08, and forgot about it. Today, after a 2 year dormancy, I discovered a single scape with 2 blooms. I was so amazed to find it in bloom, that I had to take a photo.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2009
4:53 AM

Post #6928941

Pink Floyd is certainly worth waiting for! One of my favourites.
Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 10, 2009
5:08 PM

Post #6930483

Very pretty!
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #6931187

Wonderful bloom and story!
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

August 10, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #6932070

bsharf I am SURE it left you "comfortably numb"...!

gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2009
9:14 PM

Post #6946837

I have a few that have surprised me with late blooms.These are blooming now.
Stylosum...small but beautiful.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6946843

This one was purchased as Merengue.The color isn't quite right.What say you?

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2009
9:18 PM

Post #6946855

Durga Pradhan...I know I butchered that spelling.This is the most vibrant red of any that I grow.

This message was edited Sep 6, 2009 6:02 PM

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6946864

And finally White Nymph.I will take a wild guess and say this probably isn't WN.Any ideas?A very nice peach color.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6946869

Close up of Notwhitenymph.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #6947545

A very knowledgeable member says the noid is Solomon and that I should see more orange in cooler temps.Suits me.
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2009
10:57 PM

Post #7033729

I have a couple of more late bloomers.The first is Ruby Meyer and this is her second time this year.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #7033730

One more of Ruby

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #7033736

Here is White Nymph.This is the first bloom on this one.The scape presented from a distorted leaf.There are little touches of pink here and there.

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7035758

Nice pictures..I am curious about planting Amaryllis in the ground in Georgia, Zone 7, I know they CAN be planted in ground and do well here, my question though is this...are certain ones more climate tolerant than others, and how deep do you plant them in the garden in zone 7b?

Thanks.
JanetS
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7045898

Hi Janet,
I only have the old variety planted in the ground here. The rest are in pots. I've lost some due to overwatering... I read that some people leave them in pots and dig them into the dirt for the summer, then take them out and put in warm place for winter. I know they need some resting time to bloom properly. My mom in Florida just cuts off the water to them in late fall to make them rest. And hers are mostly in the ground. Hope this helps.
Elaine
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 11, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #7050814

thanks!
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #7053757

most welcome,
E
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7072342

Wow!!! Mariaava...what a show! Makes me want to naturalize these in my yard. Thanks everyone for your great shots.
Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 26, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7104743

Old fashion amaryllis blooming for the second time.

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Sunshinesw
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 26, 2009
12:33 AM

Post #7104755

Red spider lily I received in trade this year.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #7124088

Thanks for brightening my gloomy Oct 1! Maria, you have a wonderful collection. I ordered Germa after seeing you photo. gone2seed, how large is your Stylosum bulb? The ones I received in the mail yesterday are only about an inch in diameter. Do you remember how large yours was when it first bloomed?

Susan
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2009
8:12 PM

Post #7124168

My stylosums were about an inch or just a little larger when I received them.They did bloom at that size.They have not grown much since I think it is just a naturally small bulb.I would guess they are about an inch and a half now.
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #7127096

Thanks! That makes me feel better about my little bulbs. I'm not good at waiting. I really admire all you that start them from seeds. I think my first to bloom for the season will be Blushing Bride. It has 2 stems starting.

Susan
mariava7
Ewing, VA

October 3, 2009
3:59 AM

Post #7129415

Thank you!!! There's so much catching up to be done here but my hippies are getting ready for their winter rest. Preparing them for their winter rest involves spraying of fungicides and insecticides/miticide so as pests won't overwinter with the bulbs. I usually put them to rest by November. But with the looks of our early cold temps., they might be going to sleep earlier too! We have had temp dips (40sF) but they seemed to not mind it as long as they are dry. Most of them are still outside and enjoying the occasional 70F days. No more fertilizing at this point and only water to keep roots moist. Just so that those new/young leaves (if there are any) get to mature before being cut off for cool storage.

Northern gardeners: Beware of the cold rains. Stagnospora LOVES them!!!!

I am so ready for winter! NOT!!!!!

You all have a great weekend!
bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #7155150

Every Xmas, for many years, I sent my uncle an Amaryllis from Jackson and Perkins. On August 30th, my uncle died, and I went to clean out his house. On his kitchen counter, I found 6 dried up, very sad looking Amaryllis, that probably hadn't been watered since my uncle had gone into a nursing home in May. I pulled the bulbs out of their pots, threw them in a paper bag, and brought them home to plant in my Amaryllis bed. I figured that they stood a 50% chance of surviving. This morning, I discovered that one of the bulbs had sent up an out of season scape with 2 blooms. You've heard of Pennies from Heaven, well this is my Amaryllis from Heaven. I believe that my uncle is telling me that he is in a good place.

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Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7156247

Oh, that is so beautiful bsharf. After Moma went home to be with The Lord, in Jan 1998, I remember that feeling when I saw her flowers blooming a few months later in spring. So precious.
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7156407

That's wonderful pennies,,, maybe more,

Elaine
mariava7
Ewing, VA

October 12, 2009
5:44 AM

Post #7160195

A new "import" that I will be working on. It's color cannot be matched with any of the colors in the Royal Horticulture Society's color chart. This is the very first time I saw this color in a hippeastrum flower. I don't even know how to describe it except that it is very beautiful.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

October 12, 2009
5:45 AM

Post #7160199

And together with Exotica

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

October 12, 2009
5:53 AM

Post #7160207

And how my camera captures it with a pink neon marker.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

October 12, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #7160843

Beautiful color Maria.That marker was a good idea.
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #7161804

WOW!
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

October 14, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7166487

Pink Delicious
Elaine
bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #7174844

This thread is getting long. I started a new one- part 8.

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