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NE Illinois Zone 5b exploring perennial plant combinations while transitioning to low maintenance gardens.

Hippeastrum (Galaxy Group) 'Minerva'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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petitelake

#help #amaryllis-advice Assuming these are seed pods from my Amaryllis are they worth saving? Does anyone want them?

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Doomsdoor

my largest amaryllis bulb flowered with 2 spikes and I thought they were duds like the last few years but 2 pods are still alive

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petitelake

@Doomsdoor that's great. This is the first time I've let it go to seed. Fingers crossed.

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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petitelake

I kid you not, this is 39 inches tall with 5 full blooms. It flowered last winter and over summered in the yard. I let it go dormant way too late to bloom for Christmas. So here it is, my Easter #amaryllis

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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petitelake

Still going strong. Leaves are loving sunny days. Spiller is #mezoo #mezootrailingred

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tinaaune

Is that a hoya underplanted the amaryllis? Very pretty together 😍 @petitelake

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petitelake

@cyndi the amaryllis has been outside all summer. I was going to read up to see when I have to bring it in and prep for bloom. I should know if there are offshoots soon.

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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petitelake

Blooms are spent. Time to regenerate the bulb. I was planning to plant this outside in the summer but am confused. If I'm not suppose to let water get inside the bulb. Do I have to prevent rain water from getting inside the bulb. Does anyone have experience planting #amaryllis outside? Any advise? #zone5 #zone5b #snowman

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gauravsh6

Beautiful Shot & Lovely Ambience

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saco

I let the leaves brown out. Cut them back to bulb. Store in a cool dark place till 8-12 weeks before Christmas. Water and feed. And back to a bright bright place for regrowing.

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lesliecole49

Im pretty sure you can plant them outside as you would any other bulb, planting with the crown about an inch above the soil.. www.easytogrowbulbs.com/pages/amaryllis-planting-guide

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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petitelake

Boy, did this bloom fast. #amaryllis

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gjones

Beautiful!

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drumadixit

👌👌

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kimguy

She is quite lovely❤

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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petitelake

The spiller seems happy even if it's not water compatible. I cut off the first stalk after its bloom and added a snowman. #amaryllis #snowman

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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petitelake

Flowers are starting to pop. Decided to keep the drought tolerant spiller. They seem to be happy mates. #amaryllis

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kimguy

Love it!!!❤💛 @petitelake

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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petitelake

Thought I would add a spiller to my amaryllis. Good idea, bad execution. I combined a bulb that likes to be moist with a plant that likes it dry. This drove me to create a garanimal reference to help know which plants are compatible. I'll be repotting this one tonight. #amaryllis

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emve

It looks nice, though. So the idea was good, but perhaps with a different companion? Let us know what you come up with.

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jennlamaye

I’ve done this many times. Trying to add my favorite alyssum to containers. But they only bloom when they have a dry spell. If you find a trailing plant that likes wet feet, let me know. 😉

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KBE

Try creeping Jenny

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petitelake

Thanks @KBE that's a great idea

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