Friday, September 23, 2011

Recycle Those Bulbs!

These amaryllis bulbs were purchased from a local gardener.
Her front yard is covered in blooms in March.
I had added them to this new bed just last year.
Here's how they looked a few months back.

These are SO easy! 
Like most bulbs, they ask for very little
and resurface each year
like princesses awakening from a long nap.

I love the pop of color they add to the surrounding greenery.

However, I am working on subduing
and simplifying the front yard
and have decided to put in a blue garden.
So, these have to be relocated.

I think I originally bought 5 or 6 bulbs.
As you can see, these babies regenerate over and over.
They are easily divided by pulling the bulbs
away from each other.  As long as there are roots,
they will regrow.  I trim the roots a bit
before replanting in their new location.

They are being used in the backyard for a splash of color
in the back of the bed.

They follow the curve we have created
and will be a sprinkling of contrast behind the saltbush.
The neighbor behind me will have a nice show.

You can learn more about amaryllis here.
Get yourself some bulbs
and enjoy the carefree rewards!

Autumn is here!



  1. Happy thoughts... thanks Daisy and hope you have a great day!

  2. Looks great. I tell myself every year I will pick up a few bulbs and I never do. Must make note.

  3. Kat-Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

    Jane-Thanks. You enjoy your vacation!

  4. I love that you can have amaryllis outside! Here we can only grow them inside as houseplants - but I still love them :) You've got a lucky neighbor!

  5. Katy-Yes, it's great to see them in the spring. Thanks!

  6. Beautiful photos (and bulbs!). Thanks for your submission to the HomeAcre hop. Feel free to stop by Pint Size Farm or one of the other hosts to submit another this week!

    1. Thank you for the kind words and the invite!


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