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Merry Christmas

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I gapped an amaryllis to go with me while shopping for groceries. When I arrived at home I started to wonder what was the variety of my purchase.

The label just said Merry Christmas. It took me a while and some googling to understand that Merry Christmas was the name of the variety for this one.

Beautiful large and red blooms. A good bargain for the price.

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Popov

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It is cold and dark outside. A perfect time to grow Christmas flowers inside while waiting for the spring.

Popov started to bloom and brightens my day. Like the colors it has.

Do not know why but I am becoming fonder of amaryllis each passing year. I guess it simply is that they are big and bold flowers blooming when it is dark and hard to grow anything else.

Must go and buy some more. Cannot have enough amaryllises in the flat.

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Amaryllis

AmaryllisCan it be too early to have Christmas flowers? Is it nearly the time? Or am I a bit ahead of the season this year?

Once again I was weak and could not resist the temptation. This seems to happen to me too often.

Saw the bulbs in a shop and ended up having winter’s first two amaryllises at home.

I am fond of large and spectacular flowers. Something that cannot go unnoticed. This makes amaryllis a perfect choice for me. Large, luscious blooms that are full of color.

Now I am just trying to resist the urge to buy some more.

PS. Do not water amaryllis too often. It just ends up growing a long stem.

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Amaryllis

AmaryllisDuring the holidays I simply enjoy the idleness and just relax. I try not to do anything except endorse the laziness and enjoy the company of my family.

While waiting for this quiet time of the year I just love to by the flowers of the season. They are so colorful and give me something to do while waiting for the spring. Amaryllises are something I usually buy. This winter I ended up with two different ones. One I grew from a bulb and the other one I just grabbed from the store.

Both of them now have flowers and brighten my day. With luck I will have them flowering few more weeks.

PS. Bought the bulb from Stockmann. It was a bit expensive but flowers came out strong and many so I guess it was worth the money.

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