Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Growing Amaryllis from bulbs

I really love bulbs to decorate and also to give as gifts. Growing Amaryllis bulbs is super easy and fool proof. You just need to keep water in the pot. Nature is such a miracle! I decided to have a pink Christmas this year and pink amaryllis were such a good idea. 
I always have flowers in my house and this idea is very cheap. So you can enjoy flowers for a little price.
You will need a kit or you can buy bulbs and plant them in miracle grow.
The kit includes the pot, bulb and dirt but I usually use my own pretty pots.

I used 3 pots in a wire basket that I got from Tai Pan this summer. I love wire baskets so much and even though I had no idea what to use it with, I got it anyway. Now it is going to look amazing with the Amaryllis plants. I first covered the bottom of the pots with kitchen plastic wrap so the water would not go through the terracotta pots and cause the wire basket to rust.
I planted the bulbs in the pots with dirt making sure the top of the bulb is sticking out. I will weight the pots with river rocks when the plants are bigger and heavier. Keep the soil always moist. It will bloom in 8 to 12 weeks. So the time to plant them is now.
I am so exited for this Christmas! I am planning lots of fun handmade ornaments and decorative idea post!
What colors are you going to use this Christmas? Would you give Amaryllis bulbs kits to your friends? Have you done it before?

By Isabelle Thornton

2 comments:

It's me said...

Lovely !!! i like them a lot...but only in white.....love from me Ria....x !

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I hope to see your Amaryllis in bloom by Christmas sweet.
xxoo
Diane

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