After my husband and I were married, my mother-in-law, gave me 5 Amaryllis bulbs. She had been given a single bulb by her mother-in-law, who had received bulbs from her dear friend years and years before.
My mother-in-law planted the single bulb, which multiplied, and eventually moved the flowers to a strawberry type pot (similar to this one) in her back yard. The bulbs multiplied enough times to bust the pot, literally. I stopped by to visit one afternoon, and found her cleaning up the clay, trying to decide where to replant them. At the end of my visit, I went home with 5 bulbs to plant in our yard.
Well, there is no doubt that these things really do multiply like rabbits! About two years later, I dug up those original 5 bulbs and re-planted 5-7 of them in each of two wine barrels along our walkway. A few weeks ago, I decided that they looked a little crammed, and decided to thin them out.
I found about two dozen bulbs between the two pots, all of various sizes! So amazing that in a matter of 5-6 years, 5 bulbs practically grew into their own garden! I replanted 7 bulbs in each barrel, and gave a few to each of my sisters, my mom and to my brother's girlfriend, with the hopes that they will continue to multiply and be passed through friends and family.
|Gardening is always more fun when you have help!|
|This bulb had 4 smaller bulbs growing off of it,|
each of which had a bloom stem.
Is there something special to you that you've been able to pass along?
While relocating the red and white flowers today, I decided to make a spur of the moment trip to the nursery to pick up a Gardenia plant to spruce up our deck. We've been using this pot to store the boys' shovels, rakes, etc. for quite some time now and I decided it was high time it got a makeover!