Monday, June 21, 2010

Extra credit amaryllis

Back in May, the amaryllis season seemed to have ended.  Bulbs had shot up multiple stalks, flowered, and spent themselves.  They were indulging in some well-earned rest and relaxation--sunning themselves, exfoliating dried and flaking bulb skin, and sipping regularly on diluted fertilizer.  Ah, the spa life!

Less than a month of this treatment, and Picotee let loose with another volley of blossoms.  The grades for this year's flowering course may already have been submitted but this extra credit effort--even at a late date--is A+!

1 comment:

Puffincentral said...

Stunning! Meanwhile, their cousins at the North Pole have each put forth 3 leaves, all over 2foot long, and there they've stuck. Very architectural, but arousing fears of 'The Day of the Triffids.'