Cherry Nymph Amaryllis - 2019

This year's large Amaryllis bulb is this double-flowering Cherry Nymph bulb that I bought at Wannamaker's last weekend.  One year ago today, I posted about last year's Christmas Amaryllis getting started but, that version ended up falling a little bit behind of schedule.  By mid-December, it was just starting to send up the trunk. And it didn't bloom for Christmas.  It eventually bloomed in January and then we were treated to a second flower in March.

I treated it with an 8% alcohol treatment last year and I think that worked to limit the height and make it leggy.  I wonder if that kept it from blooming on time?

This bulb was $14.99 from Wannemaker's - as those are the ones that seem to work every year.  But, I'm also going back to the Menards Amaryllis to try those again - with the kids.

As for this Cherry Nymph - below you can see the large bulb before I stuck it in the pot.

And here is it planted in the new clay pot.

I am planning on adding a little bit of this moss and lichen to the top to dress it up a little bit.

Once I get all the Menards bulbs in pots, I'll share a photo or two of all of them and we can track them along the way.


Popular posts from this blog

Lou Malnati's Salad Dressing Recipe as Published in the 60's

Building a Japanese Moon Gate - DIY Exploration

Broken Peloton Shoe Buckle And Finding A Replacement