Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Red Silk;

All the Hippeastrums are grown from seed collected over the years from the garden.

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To help the environment from being more polluted please buy,
recycled papers, non chlorine bleached

writing paper
printing paper
toilet paper
paper towels
paper napkins
etc.
For more information please go to Environmentally Friendly Papers.
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Happy and sunny days!






29 comments:

Helga said...

wahnsinn, bei uns wachsen diese Blumen nur in Töpfe.Diese Bilder sehen sehr beeindruckend aus.
L.G.
Helga

Frances said...

Hi Titania, how lucky you are to be able to grow these beauties outside. But the fact that you grew them from seed is mind boggling! Well done!

Frances
http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

emiliane said...

Elles sont belles ces amaryllis .. de jolies couleurs .. difficile de les garder en pleine terre chez nous. J'ai essayé mais pas vraiment une réussite !!
A bientôt ..!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

They are stunning - such wonderful colours.
Karen

Webradio said...

Hello Titiana !
Your flowers are beautiful !

And I"love" the hat. So pretty...
See You later.

easygardener said...

They are commonly known as Amaryllis here and generally appear in shops as a bulb to grow at Christmas. In your garden they look exotic and fit in with their surroundings. Grown here as a single bulb they are rather overblown and rather out of place. Nice to see them in a context which shows them to advantage. They look lovely - and from seed - amazing!

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are so neat, the only time I have ever seen them are in a flower shop. Are they difficult to grow from seed?

Gill in Canada

Sandy Lee Malnekoff Bocon Gertzfield said...

Amazing! We have amaryllis in the stores right now -- the bulbs -- to grow for Christmas. Also paperwhites. I just love them. Yours are gorgeous. It is mind boggling that they are from seed!!!! Great job.

Aud på Dal said...

So beautiful they are, Amaryllis is my favorite Christmas flower :-)

HappyMouffetard said...

Absolutely beautiful Hippeastrums.

Barbarapc said...

Grown from seed - you are amazing! They really do make wonderful garden plants - mine make nice indoor toys for naughty kitties.

Mo said...

I remember growing these from bulbs as children. Absolutely gorgeous!

Denise said...

Stunning flowers, great photographs and an interesting post. Thanks so much. Always enjoyable to come and visit your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving the comment.

Sandradb said...

So many beautiful flowers with shiny colors - it is real cure for us who are forced to live in "foggy autumn" - thank you so much for sharing these beauties with us. Greetings from misty Croatia

Fuchsienrot said...

Einfach herrlich, liebe Titania! Ich kenne die Rittersterne ja eigentlich nur als Zimmerpflanzen. Umso schöner, sie bei dir als Freilandpflanzen zu entdecken.
LG
Angelika

Titania said...

Herzlichen Dank Helga fuer deinen Besuch.
Thank you Frances.

Emiliane, merci bien pour ta visite. Ces fleurs sont tres faciles a cultiver ici.

Webradio thank you for your comment.

Easygardener; Thank you.

No, Gill they are very easy to grow from seed and germinate readily.

Titania said...

aud thank you for your comment.

happymouffetard thank you for your visit.

Elke said...

Wunderbare Blüten. Und in Australien wachsen die im Freien? - toll! Bei euch wird's gerade Frühling, das ist schon verrückt. Ich fand es während unseres Urlaubs in den USA schon merkwürdig, dass ich abends beim Bloggen immer für Leute in Deutschland geschrieben habe, deren nächster Tag gerade anfing. Aber so völlig andere Jahreszeiten, das stelle ich mir seltsam vor. Jedenfalls wenn ich jetzt in Australien Urlaub machen würde. Wenn man wie du dort lebt, ist es vermutlich wieder völlig normal. Na, ich freue mich auf meine Amaryllis, die im Winter wieder im Wintergarten blühen werden.
Herzliche Grüße
Elke

Kanak Hagjer said...

Stunning photos, Trudi. Even the paler ones..no less! Until now I'd thought they grew from bulbs only. Amazing. And I like your organic tips. There's always something interesting at the end of your posts.

Elfe said...

Very nice to see this beautiful flowers in nature. Here they are now in the flower shops to grow for Christmas.
Greetings from Zürich Switzerland
Elfe

Scintilla said...

Stunning flowers! I had planted them at Positano but the soil is so poor there that they don't do well.

Sunita said...

Those photos are just so mind-blowing! Those reds look so vibrant.
When do they bloom for you? In my garden they bloom only around April so I call them my Easter lilies. But I've seen them bloom at other times of the year in the nearby convent garden. Its either the amount of sun or the power of prayer, I suppose.

Laura said...

Your writing about sunny days, and Im writing about rain! Ha! Your flowers are beautiful! Great vibrant colours!

Pia K said...

Wow, to have poinsettias in the garden, that's luxuary:) Here we call them "julstjärna" (Christmas star) and they're alongside hyacinths our ultimate Xmas flower. Though poisonous for cats, so I'm not too keen on having them myself. Lovely photos!

I buy recycled paper whenever possible of course, though not toilet paper anymore. Its unfortunately not uncommon for people to get itches and rashes in private parts when using recycled paper there, me included.

ingrid said...

Hallo Titania,
wunderschöne Bilder von wunderbaren Pflanzen - und stell dir vor, gerade heute ist meine Amaryllis, die ich letztes Jahr gekauft hatte, zum
zweitenmal aufgeblüht - ganz in
weiß!
Liebe Grüße und herzlichen Dank für deine Kommentare
Ingrid

Titania said...

Das ist wunderbar Ingrid!

Barbara said...

Jetzt sind die Amaryllis Zwiebeln in den Läden wieder erhältlich...ein untrügliches Zeichen, dass wir Weihnachten entgegengehen ;-) !! Bei mir hat es noch nie geklappt mit "Behalten und Weiterziehen"...und du ziehst sie sogar aus Samen! Toll! Auch die Vielfalt an Farbmustern ist erstaunlich, wie ich aus deinen Bildern sehen (dass sie zudem draussen wachsen, erstaunt mich schon gar nicht mehr, wenn ich sehe WAS alles bei euch gedeiht!!!) Wie ist denn die Standfestigkeit der Blüten? Musst du ihnen jeweils auch Stäbe verpassen??
Liebe Grüsse, Barbara

HaBseligkeiten said...

...ich freu mich wenn vor Weihnachten die erste Blüte im Amaryllis Glas auf der Fensterbank erscheint und hab mächtig zu tun, dass sie mir nicht kippt und
in Deinem Paradies wächst die Pracht im Garten!!! Wunderschöne Blüten, gut dass wir und in Zukunft an Deiner Blütenpracht erfreuen können,
liebe Grüße, Heidi

Kerri said...

I'm so amazed that you grow amaryllis from seed. They're all so vibrant and beautiful!