I've been holding out on you. My amaryllis buds have opened and I've been waiting until I had several photos of these gorgeous flowers before I posted them. Three of the blooms are now fully open with three additional buds promising a dramatic display of color soon. I'm not sure how the stalk will support six blooms at once, but I am anxious to see if they will all be in full bloom at the same time.
This amaryllis is called Apple Blossom. Those of you familiar with apple blossoms will recognize the soft pinks and whites of real apple blossoms. This may be the beginning of an amaryllis collection for me as these showy flowers are just the thing to lift the spirits and spur the imagination in mid-winter. Next year, I'd like to add some other colors to the collection. Amaryllis blooms range from white and pink to brilliant reds with many variegated varieties.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!