Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amaryllis everywhere,,,in my garden!

The Amaryllis are in full bloom and this year almost all my pots are blooming. And the best part is that I have not done anything for them all year except water them. I did not divide the bulbs and put them in new pots so  most of them are crowding their pots. The only time I repotted the bulbs was when the pots broke, maybe from the crowding!
All my Amaryllis pots lie on the terrace of my house all the year around. Even when the temperature touches 107-111°F during May and June they remain there under the blazing hot sun without any problem. I find the Amaryllis extremely low maintainence and yet the blooms are so splendid and beautiful.
Around the 17th of last month, I went bud spotting on my terrace and I was delighted to see many of the pots sending up buds.
Soon there were many stalks loaded with buds. The sight above, made me so happy! And now they are blooming in abundance in various nooks and corners of my house.
As you might have guessed already, for me there is no such thing as 'too many' where these lovely blooms are concerned!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


My balcony is looking rather pretty these days with beautiful Petunia blooms. I always found Petunias a little plain and boring but last year I noticed that things seems to have changed . Now there are many new cultivars with bright colors and stunning patterns. So November last I planted some petunias I bought from a nursery and now I'm so glad I did! 

The Petunia Picotee variety with the contrasting margins are particularly eye catching. 


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