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What Do I Do With My Amaryllis Now?

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What Do I Do With My Amaryllis Now?
My mom received an Amaryllis - Hippeastrum for the holidays. ‘What do I do with my Amaryllis now?’   Amaryllis is a popular holiday gift plant because the bulbs bloom large, showy flowers indoors and they are affordable. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.  Amaryllis is tropical and need those same conditions to bloom again.  Here are a few tips: Amaryllis should be placed in a spot that is around 60 degrees F, filtered light with moist but not soakin...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Amaryllis , bulbs | Comments (0) | View Count: (1124)

Fall Planting for Spring Blooms

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Fall Planting for Spring Blooms
Can you believe it is time to plant bulbs for spring flowers? It is exciting seeing that first flower in spring but it takes time to get there. Spring blooming bulbs start growing almost immediately after they are planted. They send down roots in the fall and continue growing throughout the winter. It is so important to get them off to a good start. Choose a spot that will get plenty of sunshine in the spring. Add organic matter and some bulb food or bone meal, at planting time. Make sure you ke...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: fall planting , bulb , spring bulbs | Comments (0) | View Count: (1173)

Tropicals Shiver with Tumbling Temperatures!

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Tropicals Shiver with  Tumbling Temperatures!
In the fall of the year, at the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, a lot of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are inquires about the proper methods to overwinter some of those favorites that have been outdoors for the summer. Bringing houseplants indoors requires some advanced preparation and this linked FAQ will provide you with the details of preparing the plants for the trip indoors and some of the environmental adjustments the plant will go thru as it adjusts to ...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: tropicals , indoor plants , caladium , storing bulbs , canna | Comments (0) | View Count: (1472)
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