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What to Do with Amaryllis Bulbs After They Bloom

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jan 23, 2015
I’m a plant lover and it’s hard for me to throw out a plant — especially a houseplant. I tend to keep them around for years. Like the Christmas cactus in my office that my son brought home from first grade…back in 1994. But I feel differently about amaryllis. Storing amaryllis bulbs from one year to the
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Topics: Amaryllis , Indoor Bulbs

“When Will My Amaryllis Bulbs Bloom?”

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jan 09, 2015
If you’ve ever grown more than one amaryllis bulb at a time, you may have wondered why some bulbs sprout more quickly than others. There’s always a bit of mystery as to how fast a plant will grow and when it will bloom, but with amaryllis, much of this depends on where the bulb was grown,
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Topics: Amaryllis , Indoor Bulbs

Double Amaryllis Inspiration

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Dec 15, 2014
Enjoy twice the flowering beauty with double amaryllis! A beautiful variation of the regular flowering version, double amaryllis feature buds that burst open to reveal layers of petals, creating a ‘double’ look to the big bloom. Double amaryllis come in a variety of colors from white to red and pinks in between. The Nymph Series
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Topics: Amaryllis , Indoor Bulbs

Amaryllis Bulb Size: What the Measurements Mean and Why They Matter

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Dec 02, 2014
If you’ve shopped for amaryllis bulbs, you may have wondered whether there’s really much difference between one bulb and another. Do you need to care about the size of the bulb? To get a good value for your money, the answer is yes. With amaryllis there’s a clear relationship between bulb size and performance.
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Topics: Amaryllis , Indoor Bulbs


Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

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