Amaryllis in the Herb bed
If you still have your Christmas Amaryllis sitting in a pot inside it is time to move it OUT. Planted outside in full sun your bulb will grow twice it’s size over the summer and may even produce a second bulblet! Left in a pot, you will have wimpy blooms next year, if any. In Greensboro and the Triad, Amaryllis bulbs can over-winter in the garden so we have these big vibrant blooms in May. I leave some in my herb bed year round (photo above) and re-plant the ones that bloomed over Christmas back out to full sun in late April. In fall I will bring them a few inside again to “force blooms” over the holidays. Big bulbs can produce 3 giant flower stalks that bloom for 6 weeks in the dreariest part of winter. Now that is happy gardening!
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