Posts Tagged ‘Amaryllis’


Amaryllis Vera

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Orange Sovereign


My sister and I maintain a tradition in which she gifts me an amaryllis for my birthday, just before Christmas every year. In the deep of winter, I can enjoy the gorgeous bloom just when some sign of new plant life is most needed! This year’s amaryllis is Orange Sovereign. I planted the bulb in its pot on January 3rd, and it is just beginning to bloom.

I was expecting the blooms to be a brilliant orange. To my surprise, the flowers are a pastel melon shade, very pretty. All four flowers should be open in a couple of days. The frosty snow scene framed by the window makes an excellent background for the tropical display.


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The amaryllis bulb that I started in mid-January has bloomed this week. It was well worth the wait. An amaryllis is a traditional annual birthday gift from my sister, and over the years, I have enjoyed a nice variety of beautiful blooms in bright red and white and pink. This year’s amaryllis, named Bolero, was advertised as a new colour, and I have to say it is beautiful. The flowers are a deep-rose shade that looks spectacular backlit by the sun.


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Amaryllis in window


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