“Apple Blossom Time”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
I remember my parents playing an old song from WWII called I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time. Of course, the lyrics were referring to apple trees blooming in May, but our apple blossom time has nothing to do with apples or May. The only apple blossoms around here are the Apple Blossom amaryllis that are blooming now.
Apple Blossom has been one of my mother’s favorites for years, but I was never, somehow, that impressed with it. I tend to like the ones that are vividly colored. However, when I started putting in more perennials and was looking in particular for something pink to go with the azaleas and lorepetulum that would be blooming together, I decided to try some Apple Blossom bulbs. I started out buying two from Wal-Mart one year and then gradually added a few bulbs each year. I have a nice little grouping now.
We are lucky to be able to plant these bulbs outside in the ground. I usually wait until April to plant outside the ones I purchased in the fall for winter blooms. The next year, these planted amaryllis start to bloom in early spring.
Now, when I look at these beautiful flowers, I can not believe that at one time I was not impressed by them. Now, if I can only stop humming I’ll Be Seeing You in Apple Blossom Time whenever I pass them.