Two More

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

Flowers seem to be just exploding out around here, and two more varieties have opened up. I’ve been out of town for the last four days, and I was so afraid I would miss some of the flowers that are just opening up.  Thank goodness, I didn’t.  While several plants had started blooming, the flowers were still in good shape when for me when I returned.

The white amaryllis are looking so good.  It took a few years for them to bloom after I planted them, and this year is the best blooming these lovely flowers have had yet. I have these planted with other white flowers (Iceberg roses and Marie Dolers, a white Louisiana iris).



Also blooming right now is the Appleblossom amaryllis.



Not all of the Appleblossom amaryllis have bloomed this year, and I am not sure why. Last year they all bloomed and made a gorgeous display. I guess even plants need some time off every now and then. Here’s hoping that next year will bring back the abundance of flowers from these amaryllis that I had last year.

I’ll have to post photos of the other flowers that started blooming while I was gone tomorrow because I am still tired from the trip and need to go to bed. I just had to get these two on the blog because I think they are my favorites, and I wanted to share them with you.



  1. garden mary said,

    April 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Such beautiful flowers. I never thought to plant amaryllis in the garden, but after seeing yours and checking that they will grow here, I am going to start saving mine from Christmas to plant outside.

    • Jan said,

      April 29, 2010 at 6:55 am

      Amaryllis will do great in the garden if you live in a warm enough area. I see many older homes around here that have loads of blooms at this time of year.

  2. Janet said,

    April 29, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Your white Amaryllis is beautiful. I bet it is stunning in the company of the Iceberg roses, et al.

    • Jan said,

      April 29, 2010 at 6:56 am

      Yes, Janet the “white garden” is looking very nice right now with so many flowers. This year has had a bumper crop of blooms in that area of the garden.

  3. April 29, 2010 at 7:39 am

    The apple blossom amaryllis is an absolute must for me — though I have to grow it indoors. It’s such a bright happy color in the midst of my long winters. Lucky you to live in such a temperate climate that they can thrive outdoors. 🙂

    • Jan said,

      April 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

      Kate, apple blossom has always been my mother’s favorite, and after seeing hers, it quickly became one of mine, too. I love having it bloom now with all the other pink and pastel spring flowers.

  4. ryublade said,

    April 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I love your amaryllis. My apple blossom has never bloomed again since I planted it outside. It’s been two years with healthy leaves every year but no blooms. Is there something special they need to bloom? I live in Baton Rouge,

    • Jan said,

      April 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm

      Sometimes it takes a while for amaryllis to get established when they have been transplanted. My white ones took two or three years before I had a flower. The top of the bulb has to be above the soil level for it to bloom, and there needs to be about six leaves. My advice is to be patient.

  5. Patty said,

    April 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I have never seen a white amaryllis before. Maybe I am living in a bubble, but it is gorgeous. I live too far North to plant in the ground, but I do put multiples in pots and store them over the winter. I would love to hear what you have planted in your white garden, as I have one too, but can’t find much here that is white. I especially am thinking of planting white flowering shrubs. Can you grow Itea little henry or dutzia there?

    • Jan said,

      April 30, 2010 at 6:02 am

      In my white section I have as the permanent plants, three Iceberg roses, Easter lilies, Marie Dolers, a white Louisiana iris, paperwhites, and white four o’clocks. Last year I put in white Cat’s Whiskers which I will try to do again this year if I can find it. This year I bought some white angelonia to try in that area.

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