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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

She's blooming

The amaryllis 'Floris Hecker' started blooming on New Years Day and now has 3 gorgeous blooms. I've moved it to the living room where we can enjoy it.


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22 comments:

  1. Hi Phillip, oh that back lighting is pure magic!
    Frances

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  2. Gorgeous! I'm jealous of the beautiful amaryllis! :-)

    Cameron

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  3. Hi Phillip,
    It is beautiful! Every time I see one I always think it's prettier than the one I saw before it:) Mine stopped blooming quite early this year. Usually the blooms last longer for me. I guess I had a lemon this time:) Great photography, Phillip:)
    Jan

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  4. Gorgeous petals, Phillip - and what substance!

    I have amaryllis in bud - maybe one will be open for Bloom Day on the 15th. Bet your amaryllis will still look good then.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  5. Hi!
    How great that you showed this first in bud, and now we get to see it bloom!
    it looks wonderful with the light.
    Philip

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  6. She is just gorgeous Phillip. I like the different look of your post too.

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  7. Thanks Lisa, you are the first to notice! :)

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  8. Phillip, She's a beauty...and not leaning over at all! I am really enjoying your new camera! Gail

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  9. Nice one. I started a bulb late, right at Xmas time. The bud stalk is going up, but I doubt it'll be in bloom by Bloom Day.

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  10. It glows like a ruby, Phillip! Makes me wish I'd planted mine but I'm afraid it will bloom while I am gone in February. Maybe I'll hold off till March!

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  11. Amaryllis always look so good when backlit. That's a great photo!

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  12. Phillip, tell Miss Floris Hecker she is always welcome to stop by Vicksburg on her way west to Hollywood. What a star and what a great shot you took of this beauty!

    Here's hoping that she is a good omen for starting off your new year with such a bang.

    BTW, I like the "fresh look" of your blog.

    Jon at Mississippi Garden

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  13. Nice shot Phillip. I still have many of my bulbs dormant and won't be up and running for a while.

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  14. She's a beauty and lovely post. She reminds me of a real flamboyant woman who doesn't mind the glam and fabulous life she leads in her season. I like her grand and bold character.

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  15. I love amaryllis. I suspect mine, bought after Xmas, will bloom by St. Patrick's Day! Frances is right about the lighting.

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  16. Hi Phillip,

    What a gorgeous shot! Really spectacular. I usually give in and buy an amaryllis when they are on sale. Now that I live in Alabama, I planted the one from last year outside, not knowing that a little black kitten who cannot be trusted would come into my life in July! So I doubly appreciated seeing yours.

    Barbara

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  17. Phillip I am so inspired by your garden! You have what my mind's eye has been envisioning for months now. I am new to gardening (last spring the bug bit me in the middle of Bennett'es Nursery in Huntsville). I made it through the rose greenhouses and realized I was absolutely twitterpated. Winter is miserable not getting to enjoy my backyard. I've been daydreaming of Spring and stumbled across your site. So, thanks to your gorgeous garden, I just ordered 29 more roses from Chamblee's (my husband will freak!) I love the purple wall you guys did...how long did it take...and did you use cement to stabalize it, or just the cynderblocks?

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  18. Marci, thank you so much! You will love your Chamblee's roses. I order a lot from them and they always do great!

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  19. Phillip, thanks for bringing some bright color into my day. That is one gorgeous photo.

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