Saturday, February 18, 2006

Amaryllis Giraffe

The miniature amaryllis 'Giraffe' is now flowering- what a little beauty. It is not actually that small - about 18 inches tall - and is going to have three flower spikes, each with 3 very elegant green green and raspberry pink striped flowers. Each year I forget how much I love Amaryllis - and how different most are from the supermarket "bulb in a box" affairs.
Today I met a friend whose mother had bought an Amaryllis 'Appleblossom' bulb from me at a Christmas Fair. She returned from holiday last week to find it flowering - massive pink and white striped trumpets on a stout stem - in its pot it was taller than her 4 year grandson!

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