Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black and White Wednesday-Amaryllis



Finally......My Amaryllis bloomed! 
It took a long time, I think next year I'll plant the bulb earlier. 
It's the first time I've ever planted one, it took a long to bloom and didn't last as long as I hoped. 
But it was beautiful,  Black and White doesn't do justice so I snuck a colored one into my collage.


20 comments:

qandlequeen said...

I had never dealt with an amaryllis until one year I gave one each to my mom and my grandma. They loved them and the bloom was stunning. Love your pictures.

likeschocolate said...

Have you ever tried paperwhites? They are fun and very fragrent. Love Amaryllis!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Beautiful amaryllis photos! They are a happy flower in the middle of winter!

Joyce said...

She sure is a beauty! I have never had an Amaryllis, but I have had Paperwhites (as likeschocolate). The Paperwhites do give a beautiful scent. Hey, I have an idea, we should switch this year- I will try an Amaryllis and you the Paperwhites! Enjoy!! xo

Ina in Alaska said...

That plant has a WOW factor!! So pretty. So short lived... just like aging maybe xoxo

Expats Again said...

Congratulations, isn't nature awesome! You're right, B&W doesn't do this plant justice and you needed color in the collage. I have never done an amaryllis or paper whites. Add this onto my ever-growing list of things to do.

May said...

Looks like planted the tulip bulb late. I will be very lucky if I have a bud popping out!!! The Amaryllis is very beautiful.

Ronda said...

Beautiful photos!! Do you use photoshop? I wish I knew how to use it. Are you ready for more snow????
XOXO

preppyplayer said...

My favorite Christmas flower- so what it came a month late!!!
However- if you want to force a bloom keep in a warm place with LOTS of sunlight. Vice versa- if you want to prolong the bloom- keep in a cold , dark place :)

Simone said...

I think your photo sequence is great the contrast between the black and white and colour adds a lovely dimmension.

She Writes said...

and bloom it did!!

Mama Zen said...

So pretty!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love that you added the coloured one to your collage - it sure is gorgeous! I've never tried planting an amaryllis but may have to next year :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice, nice, nice. I've planted these before and it's been hit or miss. Your amaryllis is lovely.
xo jj

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. So pretty. I always loved those flowers. Gorgeous!

Kwana said...

Just beautiful! I don't think I'd ever be able to get one to bloom.

Deidra said...

So pretty sitting in that basket. I woke up this morning to find that my amaryllis had bloomed its last. It was sad to let it go, but then I cliked here and...voila! Lovely!

American in Norway said...

Beautiful! - You have inspired me to get back to black & white Weds.. I miss all of y'all & your beautiful pictures! :-)

Coby said...

Those are absolutely stunning!

Mrs4444 said...

Better you than me; I would have killed it for sure.