Big Blooms

“Big Blooms”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

I love this time of year!  After a cold, deary winter, to have warm, sunny days and flowers certainly makes for lifted spirits.

The amaryllis have started blooming.  Since I live in a mild climate, I am  able to grow these bulbs in the garden, and they normally bloom in late March, early April.  I usually buy a few around the holidays, but this year I didn’t and regretted that decision.  I missed having the flowers in mid-winter.  Luckily, I get a second chance at these flowers come spring time.

One of my favorites has just started blooming.  This is a true red, not an orange red which I do not find as attractive.



Another is a soft orange or salmon color.



Both of these amaryllis were given to me by friends who have now moved away. Every time I see these flowers, I always think of these two generous gardeners who shared a bit of their garden with me.

Right now, there are three varieties of amaryllis blooming in the garden (I posted about the earliest bloomers just a few days ago), and there are still a few more that should be blooming very soon. All these big, amaryllis blooms showing up now makes up for not having any during the dead of winter.


  1. Jeannie said,

    April 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    These plants always look so serious to me!! Kind of stately. I especially like the salmon one. I think I have only seen the Christmas red.

  2. Janet said,

    April 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I have two Amaryllis in the garden, they are FINALLY poking their first leaves up through the soil. I am tickled they are still alive.

  3. donna said,

    April 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    It must be wonderful to walk through the garden and see these beautiful flowers blooming. Enjoy.


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