When I wrote my bulbs craziness in my previous post, I did not expect that I can provide one picture of my own of one of those bulbs this soon. My Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' has bloomed!
This was the bulb I picked up from Lowe's about 10 days ago. It already had flower spike when I brought it home. In short 10 days, it opened three gorgeous flowers!
Yes, I know this seems a little too early for Amaryllis blooming, but I don't mind enjoying this early arrival at all. As a matter of fact, I have been so exciting that I can not help myself snapping its pictures since the day three buds burst out of the pod.
I love every aspect of this flower, white base, pink stripes, and the green center. It does remind me of a "Apple blossom".
I did go back to pick up three more of Amaryllis bulbs after I purchased the initial two ('Apple blossom' and 'Oskar'). The other three are: 'Susan', 'Star of Holland' and 'Christmas Story'. 'Oskar' also had flower spike when I purchased, so I guess it will be the next in blooming. 'Christmas Story' just produced one flower spike from the base. Looks like it might bloom before the Christmas, and its pure white color might be the reason of the name . 'Susan' and 'Star of Holland' only have leaves now. It would be so much fun to see them blooming one after another. I will make sure you will not miss seeing them blooming in my future posts.