Saturday, January 27, 2007

Two Beautiful Blooms!

Sunday, January 21st. Almost there.....

As you can see, the Amaryllis turned out to be a beautiful soft pink, with a touch of white.
Unfortunately, last Saturday, 2 of the buds were broken off ...and now there's only one left.
At first I thought Jasmine had done the dreadful deed, and was feeling more than a wee bit angry with her. She sometimes plays with the plants while she's watching the birds...and she gets a bit wild and crazy. I'm surprised I have any plants left at all!
But then Ross realized that he had probably done it....and she was saved from my wrath!
Earlier, when I was out on the porch refilling the suet feeder, I'd asked him to open the sliding door and hand me something. He had to get in between the plants and the door in order to pull it open, because it tends to stick in the cold weather. He thinks he probably bumped the Amaryllis and broke it.
We felt very sad about it, but at least we still had one bloom left!

I put the biggest of the broken buds in water and it opened the very next day! The other bud was too small to bother with.


By Monday afternoon we had our glorious (and still attached) bloom!


Here it is, looking bright and beautiful Posted by Picasa

Beauty inside and out

How lovely it is as we look out at the birds and wintery view, to see the Amaryllis offering its beauty to brighten our days and add its wonderful color to the snowy landscape.


It even has a very delicate perfume

This picture was taken tonight. I hope the bloom lasts for a good while longer.
The broken bloom was spent today, but I was happy that it bloomed at all......and it gave us a whole week! Posted by Picasa

I hope you all had a lovely Saturday!

24 comments:

Susie said...[Reply]

You changed to beta! What a beautiful amarylis! I had a brilliant deep red one but it didn't bloom this year. Love the delicate pink, and the fragrance is heavenly!
Happy Saturday to you too (almost Sunday)
I'll answer your email soon..
xoxox

Val said...[Reply]

Thank you, my Saturday was fine. And I too discovered a pink blossom in my garden. Nowhere near as exotic as yours though, but a welcome sight nonetheless.

Jeanette said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri
LOve that gorgeous pink Amaryliss we call them "Hippeastrums" I have a vivid red one must try and get a pink one. ((((HUGS))))

pmo3ws said...[Reply]

It is beautiful! I really love your fern! Wish I had room for one.

Texas2Tennessee said...[Reply]

Gorgeous blooms to brighten my cold winter day. If I may ask, what type of camera do you use?

Sandy said...[Reply]

I think that I like the pink best. Yes, you do have beauty inside and out!

Tammy said...[Reply]

It is very lovely and I always admire folk that can pull this off!!
:-D

PEA said...[Reply]

Oh Kerri, it's such a beautiful flower isn't it! It's also wonderful to be able to admire such a flower inside while it's winter outside. Beautiful pictures as usual:-) Hugs xox

Sandy said...[Reply]

This is the first year in a long time that I haven't had a amarylis. Yours makes me wish I did:).

jellyhead said...[Reply]

Bloomin' lovely! Those photos are so clear... and the flowers just exquisite.

Thanks also Kerri for your sweet comment to me about Laura always loving me... I hope and pray she somehow does!

Annie in Austin said...[Reply]

Susie is smarter than I am - something seemed different, but her comment made me realize it was the changeover - brave Kerri, you did it!

Now about that Amaryllis AKA Hippeastrum, where did you get one of such a delicate pink? I've had red, peach, white and striped white/red, but yours is new to me. The hanging fern looks beautiful, too.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Connie said...[Reply]

It is so very pretty!! What a treat to have such a beautiful bloom in the winter.

Try and stay warm,
Connie

Merle said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri ~~ Your flowers are just
beautiful, and must surely brighten
a Winter's Day.
Thank you for your visit, I am glad you liked the Risk verse and the jokes. Have a great week Kerri,
Love, Merle.

Alice said...[Reply]

Beautiful Amarylis/Hippeastrum. I think I like the pale coloured ones (like that one) best. They are such a large flower that the more vivid ones are a bit 'over the top' for me. Certainly brightens up the wintery scene.

Terri said...[Reply]

Oh how lovely!
Shame about the other blossoms, but still. This one is so pretty!
God bless.
Terri

Reflection Through The Seasons said...[Reply]

Hello Kerri, that was a sad thing to happen, but nevertheless, the Amaryllis is flowering beautifully and what a gorgeous colour, my very favourite. I’m sure it will continue to give you pleasure for a while yet. Still looks quite snowy outside there. Quite mild here, I’ve been out gardening the past couple of days. Marion

shellyC said...[Reply]

I love Amarylis - they are such a special flower! Plus I love all your photos of birds at your place...where are the cats when all the birds are around?

Val said...[Reply]

What a stunning flower! And a special hello to Ross who had the courage to 'fess up!

Cris said...[Reply]

You take great pictures, the Amaryllis has the most beautiful colors! And the fern hanging right behind it is gorgeous!

Laurie & Chris said...[Reply]

My grandmother would get so excited when one of her plants like this would get a bloom and she would say I don't remember having that color.I don't ever rember seeing one as light pink as yours.

Rachel said...[Reply]

It is truly lovely and such a pretty color!! Wonderful at this time of the year!!

donna said...[Reply]

You must tell me where you are in upstate NY....I am in NY also....

beautiful flower

Zoey said...[Reply]

Isn't it exciting when the bud finally opens after weeks of anticipation?

It looks lovely and I am sure brightens your winter days.

Sonia said...[Reply]

Your flowers are just
gorgeous! The picture "Beauty inside and out" is great and shows amazing contrast!