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Monday, February 23, 2009

Ladies In Waiting

Did you notice anything in the photo immediately above these words?

Perhaps the photo below will help?
This amaryllis is my second to begin growing. This is because I could wait no longer for these ladies to begin growing on their own. I brought this amaryllis bulb upstairs and began watering her. Two days later, she'd begun to sprout. Greatly encouraged, I brought the rest of the ladies upstairs and watered them!

This is amaryllis bulb "Number One." I took this picture yesterday.

And this photo was taken today.
:-)
What a difference a day makes!


Wait a minute!
You might want to scroll back up to see those first two photos again...
the ones with the ladies in waiting...



Now look closely at the photo below...
do you see a little something unusual?
Hold still...
And let me catch my breath!
;-)


What's this????


Have a great day!!!
(p.s. Do you think I should let that little "side-winder" grow, or remove the dirt and put him in another pot?)

22 comments:

bobbie said...

Aren't amaryllis exciting to watch? I don't think there is anything that grows faster.

Hot Sauce said...

This is so exciting to watch! One day made such great difference!
I just started capsicum seeds and waiting for them to pop out!
best to you

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

They are growing fast. Soon you'll be showing us their blooms!

troutbirder said...

I'd say let him grow and then separate them when you repot for next summer. I did this for many years till I had more amaylis that I knew what to do with!

Connie said...

You have a real treat in store with all those bulbs just bursting out...such fast growth! I must get me some of those next year.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

A lot of excitement sprouting there!
Cameron

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

And the norfolk pine is very cute, too. I just re-potted mine today. My amaryllis has two red buds getting ready to burst!!!

Grace Peterson said...

They really do seem to need a little TLC coaxing to get going. I posted pictures of my blooming amaryllis in early January or maybe earlier, I can't remember exactly but I've still got flowers. They are amazing plants. Good luck with yours.

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi Shady,
Again you remind me that ours are still waiting patiently down in the basement! We must get them upstairs and started soon to tide us over till it finally warms up and we can start enjoying the outdoor bulbs...

Yours look like they're doing great and keep us posted when they bloom!

Nutty Gnome said...

I love the way amaryllis suddenly just go for it and really start shooting up.
Leave the 'side-winder' to get on with what he's good at - he's trying so hard! You can always split him later on.

Shady Gardener said...

Bobbie, They are amazing! The only thing I've had that Completely Amazed me years ago, was when I first grew an avocado seed! ;-))

Kathleen said...

Hooray. FINALLY, right?!! You've been waiting so patiently for such a long time. I'm glad you're finally seeing a little action. Looks like you have a nice collection of bulbs too ~ what colors are they?? I'll be interested to see them bloom.

EB said...

Oh I so, so hope that mine grows again. I fear it won't, but if not, I will get another and treat it more kindly. I look forward to more pictures of yours :)

Shady Gardener said...

Kathleen, You're right... FINALLY! Perhaps patience can be a virtue, but we'll see what happens here. :-)
Many of these are supposed to be red, as I purchased most of them after Christmas a year ago for $1 each! At the time, I thought they'd be blooming in time for Valentine's Day... to give to friends. However, all they did was grow leaves. (They were small bulbs.) Quite the episode, huh?

EB, I think that all aspects of gardening are learning ventures. I set mine in a pretty shady, sheltered spot last summer and made sure they were watered often. They grew "like crazy" and the bulbs were really healthy when I brought them indoors.

Gail said...

I know I left a comment..ah blogger, you comment eater! I saw the cutest little amaryllis holders...they were pieces of copper wire that are looped around the stem and support the heavy bloom... They were stuck in the soil. I thought you might like this idea.

Can't wait to see them bloom...

Gail

Shady Gardener said...

Gail, what a great idea! I also remember you made fiddle heads for your ferns. What gauge copper did you use?? (Where did you find it?)

Bren said...

This is wonderful... thank you for sharing your fabulous photography. I love visiting your blog about gardening.... isn't the internet amazing!!!
Stop by my garden sometime.!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Bren, You are very complimentary! :-) The internet is amazing. :-)

MrBrownThumb said...

Very Cool. Can't wait to see the flowers.

Shady Gardener said...

MBT, Me, too! ;-) Thanks for visiting. I know all you Chicago Garden Bloggers are Very Busy getting ready for Spring Fling.

Kylee said...

Your collection looks about like mine! I waited a bit late to start some, and I did what you did - just potted them up and they started growing. I'd let the "baby" stay attached to the mother bulb until at least the end of summer. That's what I usually do.

I can't wait to see your blooms!

Shady Gardener said...

Hello, Please don't feel slighted if you left a comment above and don't find a reply. I think there's been a comment-eater in my computer! I really did reply to everyone between Bobbie and Nutty Gnome... but I don't know where they went!!

Thanks Kylee for the advice about waiting through the summer on the little fellow. :-)