Too early for amaryllis?
While out and abut, figured i'd stop by a walmart and see if they have some cheap plants, well they didn't.... they were also dying/dead.
I saw loads of boxes with pictures of flowers on it near the Christmas stuff, crept closer and to my amazement they were amaryllis! You guys probably see it all the time in stores...but this is the first for me. I could barely contain myself :)
There were about 10 different kinds, and if I consider getting any they will be "clown" and "apple blossom". Maybe all of them if i'm crazy enough....
But a thought occurred to me, is it too early to start them? I know you can actually do it any time of year no harm (I think?), but I would like to time the start of bloom for around the end of January-mid February. That way when it is done there is a chance I can put it outside for the remaining foliage to collect energy for next years bloom when danger of frost is passed.
Wonder if I should check amaryllis forum...but I post so little lately I felt like chatting with this forum. Does anyone here grow amaryllis? I can't be the ONLY one more interested in flowers than foliage right?lol. I know very little about them. Also starting paperwhites this year, hoping they turn out.
Happy halloween!....i'm too impatient for halloween this year.