Sunday, February 15, 2009

Everyone is Georgia O'Keefe...

...with an amaryllis in bloom around, that is.

Or maybe Joyce Tenneson...

Now, I'm not a religious person, but this flower makes me want to clasp my hands together and say, "Thank ya, Jesus!"

Happy Sunday night/Monday morning.


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi meg
ahh its a beauty :)
for the first time ever all i got this year from a new bulb is leaves?? no bloom....sigh...wonder why
can/do you get them to rebloom for you? never had any luck there either
enjoy your day

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

p.s. georgia o'keefe is a favorite and that first pic sure looks like one of her works :)

mamawhatthe said...

Ooh, Meg! Beautiful flowers and love the arty pics!

I have some tulip bulbs that didn't make it into the ground, but which would really like to grow. (I know, they said so.) I think I will toss them in a couple pots and see what happens.

Thanks for the welcome back. I missed ya'!

Meg said...

Thank you, ladies!

Tabby: I think the secret to reblooming is to let it gain energy through the summer, then make sure it goes dormant for at least six weeks before trying it again.
My bulb had leaves all summer where it sat on the porch photosynthesizing. It died back after the first frost which didn't come until mid October. I wrapped it loosely in a plastic grocery bag and stuck it in the fridge--I'm glad I did, because it got warm again which would have interfered with its dormancy. I took it out in mid December and started watering it again in a sunny windowsill. It sprouted and I was so excited...until I realized that it was only leaves again. Oh well. But after three leaves grew, then came a flower spike!

Maggie: I've got some tulip bulbs that never got planted, too (ha!). Think I'll try them out also...