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Re: Amaryllis??


I love amaryllis.  And the one I planted under my dryer vent comes back every year, even though they aren't hardy in zone 8.  Talk about a microclimate!!

LOL

Pam

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Josh Haskell" <haskell@ncweb.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 10 Dec 2002 20:12:33 -0500

>        I think amaryllis are great fun.  I keep them inside till the last
>frost, then put them outside, either leaving them in their pot, or
>transplanting into a planter.  When frost threatens in the fall, I put them
>in the garage and let them rest -- cool temperature, dry, and dark.  Last
>week I brought the first ones in; transplanted all the new pups, watered,
>and put them in a sunny window.  In about six weeks the fun starts all over
>again, as I bring in a few more every couple of weeks.
>
>                                                     Josh
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Peggy Elliott" <pegster57@ntelos.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:01 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] Amaryllis??
>
>
>> ok, lets start a real garden chat to warm things up.
>> I've seen the amaryllis at Lowe's and have been soooooo tempted, but have
>> any of y'all nursed these pups along from year to year successfully?  I am
>> seriously tempted.  I'd feel like a better plant mom if they came back the
>> next year. I know they are sort of disposable, but you know how that is..
>> LOL! I've been dropping hints like crazy but I'll bet no one gets me a
>4.99
>> amaryllis.  <sigh>
>> -Peg in Va *luscious* zone 7 (grew up in snot freezin' zone 5).
>>
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