Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Red Amaryllis Opening

Hello followers, as I promised the Amaryllis is opening and showing us all how beautiful she is. Only one of the flowers is open and will open a little more in the next day or so. The other one will open by the end of the week. We are having a frost warning in the area around so I figured that I better take a photo just in case. So here are a couple of photos for you to look at. I will take more tomorrow if the frost don’t get my plants.

                                     Starting to open copy

                                  Amaryllis opening copy

   Amaryllis open h painting copy

59 comments:

  1. What a lovely flower. Love the colour or it. Hope the frost stays away for a bit longer. No frost here, still coming out of late summer.

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    1. Your lucky to live where you are. I'm sure your Autumn is much longer than ours. Some years we are lucky as well. So far the trees are just starting to turn color here. This is one of the clone babies of the mama plant. The mother will more than likely bloom after christmas.

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  2. Is that the same flower from the other day? I thought by the colour of the bud it would be more mauve, but it is surely stunning.Do you keep them indoors from now on?They are such a bright spot in the fall/autumn days.Greetings from Jean in NZ.

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    1. Hi Jean, yes it's the same flower. I keep them indoors when it gets to cold outside. I have to dig them up in the next few days so they don't freeze. All the potted ones are already in the house. Fifteen to twenty more to repott.

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    1. Hi Red, yes this ones seems to be a slightly darker red than the mother plant.

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  4. Excellent.....I am happy the frost has kept away. We have a fleece material for draping over plants. It helps down to -3/5 centigrade. It's dirt cheap and looks like fluffy glass fibres.

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    1. Not to worry Adrian, these Amaryllis will be inside very soon.

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  5. Horst it is a beautiful deep ruby amaryllis isn't it just?! Makes for a lovely photograph

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    1. Hi Carole, yes it is darker than the mother plant. It is a beautiful color.

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  6. Beautiful flower Horst, and very nicely shot. We had frost Sunday morning but the city is usually a bit warmer so hopefully you won't see any just yet.

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    1. Thanks Scott, these Amaryllis will be in the house in a couple of days.

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  7. Wow, finally it opened! I love it! The color and yellow "pollen" inside is a good combination. Glad you were able to capture photos before the frost gets them.

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    1. These Amaryllis plants will be coming in the house in the next few days. Nice to meet you Lea.

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  8. Horst, you grow such beautiful flowers in your garden. A flower which is opened is gorgeous. I want this flower also in my garden. Next spring I will look for it.

    Pictures are beautiful and amazing.

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    1. Kaya, this flower is usually sold around Christmas time, and it is sold as an indoor plant. There are subtropical and must be lifted from the garden and taken inside when it gets cold. They will die is not taken inside. They normally bloom around Christmas time, mine is blooming a little early.

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    2. Kaya, these plants can live 10 or even more years if you take good care of them. They will also give you lots of clone babies to give to your friends.

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  9. Bellisimas!!! Los amarilis son tan hermosos, yo tengo en color rojo y blanco,, pero en este color de tus otografías no las había visto nunca. Son impresionantes.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Thanks Ceditas, I have young Amaryllis that I crossbred (White & Red), so I am just waiting (2 more years to wait) to see what colors they will show me.

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  10. They are very beautiful! I love the rich color!!!

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  11. They really are stunning I miss not having them all over the garden as we did in S.A.. Keep well Diane

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  12. Such beauties Horst.
    Frost? It's certainly a lot colder here at night.

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    1. Hey Keith, It went from 21C all the way down to 4C last night. It was close. Have a great day.

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  13. That is so lovely, Horst! Hope the frost holds off to give you a little more time for you fantastic photos.

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    1. Thanks Connie, will bring the bulbs in tomorrow.

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  14. The color is exquisite. You will be able to make beautiful art from that.

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    1. I work on the Art later when it gets cold. Thanks Laura.

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  15. What a lovely rich colour that Amaryllis is, take good care of it Horst, as that old Jack Frost would just love to nip it, and spoil the beauty.

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    1. I have made a cut flower out of the bloom and given it to a young lady that loves flowers. Now I just have to lift the bulbs and bring them indoors.

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  16. Wonderful to see Horst.. you really do have green fingers.

    Many thanks for all your recent comments. I am getting so frustrated at the moment.

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    1. Andrew, I know how you feel about your knee, hope it gets better soon. You take care and keep busy doing things that won't bother your knee.

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  17. A beautiful flower in a strange red colour.
    You have "green hands", whatever you touch is growing lovely..
    Take care of the frost!!
    Thank you for stopping by ♥♥♥..

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    1. Not a strange color, a great color. Thank you for stopping bye, and thanks for the great comment.

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  18. Fragile beauty! They are gorgeous, Horst.

    We are finally getting some rain and things are greening up nicely.

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  19. Beautiful red Amaryllis pictures!
    Gisela

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  20. Beautiful colour a lovely rich red,you have indeed green fingers Horst.
    Take care I'm sure you will they truly amaze me.
    Best Wishes
    Sheila enjoy your week.

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  21. Can you grow amaryllis out of doors? I may be given one for Christmas sometimes but I throw them away when they've finished flowering. Am I doing something silly?

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    1. These beautiful flowers will flower year after year for 10 or more years. You can plant them outdoors then repott them and bring them indoors, let them rest for 2 months then water and feed them again and they will bloom for you after Christmas. To throw them away is a waste of a beautiful plant. It takes 5 years for them to start blooming in the first place. I know I have started them from seed.

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  22. so exotic and a beautiful colour. Five years - it is worth the wait! I wish I had them in my garden.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog Horst the other day, and for your lovely comment. Yes I would love to get into professional food photography. Just need an opportunity to start! So thank you for the encouragement.

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    1. The only problem to going commercial is the cost of all of the equipment you will need, is prohibitive. You seem to have the talent.

      If you don't have any freezing temps in the winter then your garden would be a great place to have many Amaryllis. Garden centers in your area should be selling Amaryllis around this time of year. Just inquire.

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  23. BEAUTIFUL pictures Horst.....lovely color has this flower.

    Greetings, Joop

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  24. Horst your flowers are Beautful and likewise your photos of them. I think my Hummingbird would love your flowers too. I imagine her and her friends are well on their way south by now. No frost here yet but it wont be long. :)

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  25. Thank you very much for your advice, Horst. Does that mean that the bulb can stay in earth all the time? If so, any special compost? Acid or alkaline, rich, sandy?

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  26. No frost here and thank goodness. I am going to tke your advice and leave mother's cactus with it's carrion smelling flowers out till it's really too cold. IF I can. There are three blooms on it already and as of yesterday they had not yet opened. When they do..oh, man! PEWWWW.

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    1. Your Cactus will really draw in those flies when it does bloom. Keep it far away from the house or the flies will find their way indoors.

      My Epiphyllum has only 1 bloom on it so far and is showing signs of old age. will have to repott it, give it new soil and a hair cut.

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  27. so beautiful! look at the details and the color...wow.

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  28. Horst this flower is gorgeous, you've done an excellent job of capturing the sheer beauty and the photos are so clear. Well done!

    I'd imagine that the frost has done a number of these beautiful flowers; on this end I'm hoping for a few more nice days so I can do some outdoor work, if I can I can, if not such is life.

    Cheers.

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    1. Hey Darlin, I've taken all the bulbs out of the garden already, no frost has touched the bulbs.

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  29. So glad you got some photos before the frost. They are such beautiful blossoms, I see why you love growing them.

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  30. Nice blog with very beautiful photographs! I will stay here to enjoy more of your works. Regards,

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