Sunday, May 09, 2010

Amaryllis accounting

Now that the amaryllis blooming period has officially come to a close with the last stalk trimmed back, it's time for an accounting.

Amaryllises, reading clockwise from upper left: Royal Velvet, Temptation, Minerva, Picotee

I lost one bulb to rot after planting (Ruby Meyer 0%). Two of the bulbs were rolled over from last year and bloomed lightly and late (Royal Velvet and Minerva 75% x 2). I need to up my average with a better job of applying half strength fertilizer every other week and summering plants outside. The two new plants (Temptation and Picotee 100% x 2) totally delivered. So about 70% this year--a passing grade.

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