Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I bought this Amaryllis as a Christmas gift.  When I realised that I wouldn't be seeing the intended recipient around Christmas time, I decided to keep it for myself and buy another gift.

That would have been the best time to plant the bulb. Unfortunately it has languished in the garage since then.

Today I opened the box. The poor plant was trying to grow and to flower still inside the box, without soil, without water and only minimal light.

I've planted it now and given it water and light and warmth which must be quite a shock for it. I wonder how it will respond.


Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Poor little guy. He will be happy to have some soil and sun. Sometimes I plant them in the flowerbed after they bloom and then they bloom each year outside. The white bloom is nice.

willow said...

I am not sure they would survive the winter here, but you are supposed to be able to save the bulbs from year to year if you let the leaves die down and then keep the bulb dry. I feel I should try to give the poor plant another chance to bloom!

VintagePretty said...

This story is exactly the same as our amaryllis' - I received one for Christmas and then left it at Mum's house. Thankfully, she realised and potted it up before it had got its bud and it did straighten up pretty quickly! I do love them and they last quite a while, too. I'm sure yours will look stunning in a couple of days. I'm going to attempt to keep it once its flowers and leaves have gone - here's hoping!

Best wishes,

Tash from