Central Virginia Organic Gardener

"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winter Gardening Pleasure: Brief Entry


Winter Gardening Pleasures
I know it isn't exactly gardening, but I get a great deal of pleasure each year from starting up some amaryllis bulbs. I have written on this topic before, so I will not give too many details here. Amaryllis are one of the great floral bargains. For under $20 I bought 3 bulbs of the single-flowered amaryllis Ambiance, from Van Engelen bulbs, of which the flowers of only 2 of them are in the photo above...and, honestly, if you have a pot, potting soil and water, you can do it too. The flowers have been blooming for a few weeks now and will continue a few more- way longer than cut flowers for lower cost! And, if you take care of the bulbs correctly, you can coax some more blooms out of them next year!
Happy Gardening!

5 comments:

How It Grows said...

You could say it's micro-gardening...

Judy Thomas said...

I like it! I am also "micro-gardening" (overwintering) three 9 foot tall banana plants in my attic! And a 4 foot tall hibiscus and 4 foot tall curry leaf tree in my living room...and....and...

marion said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
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Judy Thomas said...

Welcome Lucy (or is it Marion?), What a pleasure to hear from you! Please feel free to post information, comments, observations or questions!
Judy

Anonymous said...

Those flowers are beautiful -- and must brighten your home, especially as we endure all these wintery storms!