My Beautiful  

rm_SusieQ27 47F
2224 posts
5/28/2006 5:03 pm

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5/30/2006 3:16 pm

My Beautiful

..Amaryllis.

the pic is of one of three plants I own. They are all different shades of Amaryllis. This one is the first, of the season, to flower.
I thought I'd take a pic to show you all and at the outset this plant had five, gorgeous, blood-red, huge flowerheads sprouting from it.
However during the course of picture taking, I managed to drop a gothic style candlestick on it and cleanly decapitated it..three times over, in one fell swoop.

I floated the chopped off flowerheads in a bowl of water, so their beauty wouldn't be totally wasted. I took a pic of the remaining two flowerheads and they were gorgeous. A wonderful, deep velvety red. Inviting you to 'come hither'.as a wanton woman might. mmm...a nice thought..all bright red lipstick and poutiness. What an analogy!!!

Anyway, since the accident, which was a few days ago the other two flowers have wilted drastically. The poot thing. Her one flush of glory cruelly forshortened by 'moi'

I know this though, next year she will come true for me again and sprout even more flower heads. She and her two sisters, who flower consecutively, throughout the summer, have been such really good value for money. They have lived in the same pots for the last 10 years and they need to be left to their own devices after they have flowered and the wilting flowerheads have been removed. Water for a few more weeks, to give the leaves a chance to build up a food reserve and then gradually water less and less, trim the leaves down to just above the top of the bulb and leave it unattended for the winter months...no water..nothing. I just leave mine on a N/Westerly facing window ledge. The pots are quite decorative and I have more plants there, which are in full bloom and hide the bare bulbs.

I hope you all like flowers.


Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


westhill2006 54M

5/29/2006 1:31 pm

Hi Susie,
I love women's flowers,lol.
I'm always sure to keep them moist.
When are we going to chat properly ?
K


rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
5/30/2006 7:30 am

Hello WH..what a lovely surprise, to have you smiling at me, when I come to view my blogs.

I'm so glad you are 'INTO' flowers too, hun.

I have a very,very special hothouse 'flower'

I'll email you about it, since the particulars of such an exotic creature may set my little blog basement alight,darlin.

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


rm_SusieQ27 47F
2093 posts
5/30/2006 3:16 pm

Ok..splish, slash, splosh...Ooops, I've dropped the soap, hun.

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


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