Friday, March 30, 2012
The Beauty of a Single Flower
You may refer to this flower as the Amaryllis. Bulbs in pots, usually sold at the holiday times as "ready to bloom", are actually Hippeastrums. They are native to tropical and sub tropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean.
The spectacular bloom, approximately 8" across, requires very little care in Texas gardens.
Looking at the bloom from the back, it has a trumpet-like shape.
While other flowers are preparing to bloom for the summer, the Amaryllis gives my garden a burst of color in the early Spring.
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Beautiful flower ~ and beautifully photographed! Can't wait to see the whole garden!ReplyDelete
It has been a full day in the garden. I will pop over to your post when I finish up here. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. They are appreciated!Delete
Wonderful flower and I know this flower Amaryllis. It is also in Turkey. And I think it smells so nice. Looking your beautiful flower pictures make me so fresh and relax. And I feel happiness and forget stress.. Thank you so much..ReplyDelete
I'm so glad they have that affect on you. I hope you have a stress free week end.Delete
Beautiful photos of a gorgeous flower. Is there a group of the blooms? If so, it must be spectacular!ReplyDelete
Hi Janet, Yes, there are a group. Usually the first bloom is the largest. You get so much out of them with so little care.Delete
Very nice color at the flower.ReplyDelete
Thank you Elna....I'm still trying to set your blog on English, so I can read it. Love your photos.Delete
Amaryllis blooms are just gorgeous.I have an amaryllis plant b ut it has yet to flower.I am waiting patiently!ReplyDelete
Hi Anne, Is it planted in the ground or a container? If it is a young bulb, it may take another year to bloom. Be sure and post a photo when it does bloom.Delete