Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fertilizer Friday


What's a person supposed to do when it's -24°C outside (which is good because it was -31°C yesterday)?  Anything garden related!!!!  And Tootsie has Fertilizer Friday up and running!  Just the thought of getting my hands dirty and planting seeds puts a smile on my face.

I was so amazed at my first attempt...successful at that...growing an amaryllis, I will be doing more this coming fall.  I'd love to tell you what the name of this beauty is, but it certainly isn't the deep red the packaging led me to believe it was!  I absolutely love the salmon edges against that creamy white.  I had 8 blooms open last month about the size of my hand of which there is only one remaining.  Absolutely stunning!




16 comments:

Pumpkin said...

I think my toes just feel off reading how cold it is out there! I've become a wimp since moving to NS ;o)

What a gorgeous amaryllis!

Tootsie said...

oooh!!! it is just soooo pretty!!! I love it! I am glad I popped over to see your blog...I will add you to the linky...I didn't do any of these this year...and I am kind of wishing I had...yours is just gorgeous! thanks for linking in an sharing with us!

Bernie said...

Just perfect for flaunting ... it's a stunner! Sorry but I can't even imagine the temperatures you're experiencing! Nothing like my world at all.

Beth said...

Very pretty! -24 - brrrrrrrrrrr! Hope it warms up soon.
Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

We must be having a heat wave compared to you! -15C is about as cold as we've had it so far this winter. When it hits the temperatures you're having, I don't even want to go outdoors.
Absolutely beautiful amaryliss, love the colour.

Fish Tail Cottage said...

brrrr....glad i popped over from Fertilizer Friday to peek at your blog.....Stay warm. Your amaryliss is beautiful & gives you some happy color inside your home. xoox

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

My husband's cousin lives in Calgary and reported how cold it has been there. I think your amaryllis is gorgeous. Amagine so many blooms. Really pretty.

Mumzie said...

I love the salmon color with white are abosolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

A Garden of Threads said...

I have the same problem, package describes a different flower then I received. But they have such lovely big flowers, does not matter the color, who could not love them.

Mandy said...

And here I am complaining that it's in the mid 40's and raining! Your Amaryliss is beautiful, I was given my first one this year and am lookin forward to it's gorgeous blooms!

Darla said...

So, so pretty.

Tootsie said...

have a great week snow sister!!! lol
didn't the warm weather this weekend make your heart just sing? I know I was happy!

Missy said...

It was +31 C here today and getting hotter. Pity we can't share and be somewhere in between.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Simply gorgeous!!
*hugs*deb

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Brrr...I'm embarrassed to say we've been in the 70's for the last couple of weeks. Wishing you some sunshine!

Donna said...

we whine here when it hits the 20s but Lord that is cold!! Stunning flower...I love the salmon color