Thursday, November 25, 2010

Big surprise

In August I put two amaryllis bulbs in my fridge to force bloom them.

When I brought them out and planted them, I found that one of them didn't do nothing while the other was showing signs of life after three weeks.

I thought the "silent" one could not perform this season. However, to my surprise, just yesterday I found this on the bulb.

Guess nature can never fail to bring you big surprise when it can, right?


Stephanie said...

Ha Xuan your bulbs look really healthy. Nonetheless thank goodness something is growing now. I am so happy for you. I look forward to seeing the beautiful blooms :-D

Have a great day!

Kris said...

Ah, amaryllis. I remember how mine would play hide'n'seek every year, causing me to fret. Finally I just let them do what they wanted when they wanted and was always blessed with huge blooms. I never put them in the 'fridge though, just potted up dormant bulbs in early spring. Hope yours bloom for you soon! :-D

Hà Xuân said...

Kris, in our warm climate, amaryllis never go to sleep; they would stay green all the time. And consequently we will never have blooms from them, unless we "force" them.
I do that every year when I want to have blooms in my Saigon garden. But in Dalat where the weather is much cooler, the plants take care of themselves :-)

Steph: me, too, although I have many bulbs blooming every year. Guess it's just normal for gardeners to fuss with their plants.