The Great Amaryllis Experiment, Days 6-10

15 Mar

So my youngest daughter and I have been measuring our two Amaryllis plants every day…not always at the exact same time each day…but pretty close! One of our plants – the one that’s two years old and had an excellent root base – is doing fantastically.

The other one, which is one year old and had zero roots when I dug it up last fall, has a long way yet to go. Two days ago, however, it seemed to green up, and yesterday it began to show a little growth. Horray! Today it is taking off. Trying to make up for lost time, apparently!

Sunday. Didn't even bother to photograph the other one that day.


The struggling one...on Monday.


One of the added benefits of working with kids...sometimes the ruler gets held upside down!

Ruler right side up! Wednesday.

Shorty! Showing growth yesterday!

Whoo hoo!!!! Today!

Shorty - today!


8 Responses to “The Great Amaryllis Experiment, Days 6-10”

  1. Valerie Fletcher Adolph March 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I used to grow amaryllis because the flowers are so splashy. But the growing period is just too phallic. I’d come downstairs in the morning and think “Wow!”
    Then I’d have to give myself a good smack to start the day.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell March 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      They definitely have that against them. Luckily none of my kids have thought of that yet. 🙂

  2. cravesadventure March 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    There getting so big!

  3. Just A Smidgen March 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    These will be sooo pretty when they flower:)

    • Gretchen O'Donnell March 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

      I know! I can’t wait. 🙂 Never fear. I will totally post pictures!

  4. Minnesota Prairie Roots March 16, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I bet your daughter is so excited. A budding gardener?

    I’m running outside everyday now to see how the crocuses and daffodils are progressing. But I’m mostly worried about the tulips. Seems like every year they are near blooming and then we get a good hard frost that sets them back.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell March 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      I know, it’s so fun to see the daily progress outdoors (and indoors)! My bulbs are pathetic – they all died a few years ago and I haven’t taken the time to replant them because we’re going to remodel in a year or two and they’ll all be destroyed! So…I admire other people’s!!! I LOVE tulips and daffodils…and hyacinth…and crocus…and snow drops…someday!!!

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