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:

Frances said...

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

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

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

Cameron

Layanee said...

That is a gorgeous shot!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

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

Annie in Austin said...

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

Philip Bewley said...

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

Lisa at Greenbow said...

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

Phillip said...

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

Gail said...

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

Pam/Digging said...

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.

LostRoses said...

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!

Jean said...

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

Jon said...

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

Chandramouli S said...

Wow! She's a scarlet beauty!

Amaryllis Bulbs said...

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

flowergardengirl said...

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.

The Garden Faerie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

heirloomgardener said...

That's lovely!

Marci said...

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?

Phillip said...

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

Sarah Laurence said...

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