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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Forward With Flowers . . .


Join along with me and
turn back the clock a bit to this past December.
The photo below is of an Amaryllis
which bloomed for me on Christmas Day.
 
There were five flowers on this grocery store bulb
and it bloomed for a few weeks
and then I cut the flowers from the bulb
and used them in a fresh flower arrangement.
 
The Amaryllis was so gorgeous I wanted to save the bulb,
plant it and have it hopefully grow and bloom again.
 
I decided because of the sometimes harsh Michigan winters
my garden might not be the best place for me to plant it. 
So I packed it up and sent it to Olive Out
for her to plant it in her garden in Georgia.

You can find Olive right here.
 

 
Olive has planted many of her Amaryllis bulbs
and has been fortunate to have them bloom and thrive.
 
Olive dug my bulb in the ground when
the spring temperatures warmed.
It wasn't long before the green stalks of my
Michigan bulb began to appear. 
 

 
Look at that . . .there she is
growing just fine.
 
It is doubtful that my bulb will flower this year but.
stay tuned though, I will scream and holler
when she does!
 
The Amaryllis below is one that bloomed in
Olive's garden a few weeks ago.
Beautiful Flower isn't it!
 
 
What fun it was to do a
Forward With Flowers.
~
Until next time,
Love, Lynne
 

21 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

I think that's just wonderful Lynne. I hope your plant will bloom for her in her warmer climate. Great idea!

Weekend-Windup said...

Flowers looks great!

MarmePurl said...

LOVE IT! Forward with Flowers is ingenious!

Sarah Huizenga said...

What a great way to keep the beautiful plant going.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love this idea of forward with flowers!

TexWisGirl said...

how sweet to share with someone who has a perfect climate for it!

Missy George said...

What a fun thing to do..I ever would have thought of that..Your bulb is happy that it was saved...Have a sunny day..

Art and Sand said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers!

Rose said...

Amaryllis always make me think of my mom...she usually had one and enjoyed it so much. Then I moved here, and the neighbor I had for a long time always had one.

Olive said...

Love that we can grow this bulb of yours here. I am keeping Shelley off of it-he is like a horse in that flower garden. love, olive

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I wish I had what it takes to take the time to learn to grow flowers that are not so common. I stick to the everyday..not so beautiful flowers. You know, like pansies..etc.
Those flower are gorgeous!!

Willow said...

What a wonderful idea ~ I can't wait to see it bloom again . It did a grand job inside your house ~ gorgeous.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great idea and the flowers are beautiful. I was in Southport, NC recently and Amaryllis were blooming in the gardens.

Ida said...

These are beauties. I'm happy you found a warmer home for yours and hopefully she takes pictures to share with you.

Cindy said...

This is a great idea - love that it can continue to thrive in warmer conditions

Jen Vandervoort said...

Now that's a great idea instead of letting it languish in a dark spot.

Lovely flowers.

Jen

Ela said...

Very original flowers. It looks great ! Beautiful photos !

Nancy Reinke said...

What an ingenious idea, Lynne. Your Amaryllis bloomed so beautifully at Christmas. I hope it will do the same for Olive.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

lovely shots! love the idea of forward with flowers....

My name is Riet said...

What a great idea Lynne, sending them to warmer countries. Hopefully it will bloom again.

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, it will be nice to follow your Amaryllis and see it progress in its new home.. It is a beautiful bloom. Happy Memorial Day weekend!