Not Easter Lillies…but Rather some Gorgeous Amaryllis for this Easter Sunday!

8 Apr

So these may not be Easter lillies, but they’re fabulous and beautiful and I love them.

This is what you’ve all been waiting for, yes? I’ll let the pictures do the talking, but I can report that the older bulb, the one that took far longer to begin to grow, produced one single stalk that was about one inch taller than the other one…and it caught up with that one in like 3 days of growth as compared to over a week it took the other one to grow that much. That bulb had four huge blosoms. The one-year old bulb had two stalks, each with three smaller flowers than the other bulb. Interesting, yes?

Happy Easter everyone! My favorite holiday of the year!

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14 Responses to “Not Easter Lillies…but Rather some Gorgeous Amaryllis for this Easter Sunday!”

  1. marimann April 8, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Beautiful, and its been so much fun to watch their progress! We’ve had many amaryllis over the years and once they are done blooming, my husband plants them outside and they come back, year after year. Don’t know if you could do that where you live but it works here on this island off the coast of North Carolina! Thanks for sharing this story and your fine pictures.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

      Yes, I do do that! The taller flower is one year old and the other is two years old. My husband’s grandmother has one that’s 35 years old! And yes, it still blooms!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!

      Oh, and I’m jealous of you living on an island – with my island in Washington background, I love islands!!!

  2. bitsandbreadcrumbs April 8, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Gorgeous Amaryllis…they really are spectacular! Love your new header, too. Happy Easter, Gretchen!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Thanks! They were very fun to have. That nest picture I took last fall – I found the nest inside the lid of our natural gas tank – I think that the mom had died from the fumes, maybe? Anyway, it was so sasd but the nest was so sweet – I’ve kept the whole thing, actually…

  3. whatimeant2say April 8, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    So lovely! Happy Easter!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      Thanks! And guess what? I BOUGHT the egg! You so were right that I’d love it! I can’t wait for it to come!

      • whatimeant2say April 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

        That is so amazing! I’m so glad! I hope it’s as great as it looked in the pictures!

        • Gretchen O'Donnell April 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

          I’ll let you know! (If it’s not, it’s all your fault, of course.)

        • whatimeant2say April 9, 2012 at 5:47 am #

          I take full responsibility!

      • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

        I’m not worried – I’m certain they’ll be delightful! Anything with polkadots is good in my books…

  4. Just A Smidgen April 9, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    OK, so your timing is absolutely perfect!! Just look at these in all their lush blooming.. perfect for Easter.. and I think the color red is also perfect as well!!! xoxo Smidge

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      I know, the color is amazing! I’ve never wanted the ones that come in pinks and stuff…just give me those wonderful reds!!!

  5. Minnesota Prairie Roots April 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Worth the wait. These are stunning and I especially like the last four images with the blooms set against the stark white. Absolutely beautiful.

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