Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Amaryllis #WordlessWednesday

In the fall, I purchased two amaryllis bulbs.  I stagger planted them.  Both of them are growing, each with two flower buds.

One of the plants started to open its blooms and I brought it down to the dining room this afternoon.

Here's a picture.

I have quite a history with amaryllis.  Almost every year I buy one or two bulbs ready for planting.  They bloom.  They go dormant.  I start them up again, and then...nothing.  They grow leaves.  They don't bloom.

Well, one or two times, they've rebloomed.  Here's the story of one of those times. 

I am now trying to restart two bulbs from previous years.  Last year; the one amaryllis I bought (from a clearance rack) never bloomed.  That's one of them.  The other is from two or three years ago which I've never been able to rebloom, either.

I'd love to know the secret to reblooming. 

Amaryllis are the only bulbs I try to bloom indoors.  I have a problem with the scent of paperwhites.  I know there are varieties other than the Ziva that all the stores here seem to sell, but I never remember to order until it's too late.

It's too late. 

But I'll be enjoying my amaryllis.

Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for #WordlessWednesday.


  1. ...I have an amaryllis from two years ago and this year it's doing nothing!

  2. I agree beautiful,when I se ethe name Amaryllis i start singing "Is this the way to Amaryllis"

    Have an amaryllistastic New Year from London 🍾

  3. Beautiful and I'm sure you're going to figure this out. I know you're going to figure this out.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  4. Beautiful amaryllis ~ Xo

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. They are pretty. Are you familiar with Kevin Lee Jacobs? Here's just one of his posts on amaryllis. Why they don't bloom, and how to take care of them after bloom.

  6. If you go to this website it has good advice on reblooming these gorgeous flowers! Happy New Year!

  7. I too have never had much luck with Amaryllis...My mother had 2 green thumbs! She was a master at getting things to re-bloom. I sure wish I'd inherited that talent.

  8. I have this kind of flower and after two years of pause started re blooming. I do not know if it is a secret. Sometimes they need to 'rest', I suppose...
    Happy New Year with other beautiful plants around you!

  9. What a beautiful flower! My aunt has=d one at Christmas that my mother has sent her last year. It went dormant over the summer and then bloomed again right before Christmas. Those colors are beautiful!


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