My 2008 seedlings are starting to bloom!

jackie_o(zone 5/6)March 31, 2011

Minerva x Dancing Queen. It's so fun when they start to bloom!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joshy46013

Very Nice Jackie :) I especially love the last two photos!!!!

Josh

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 8:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
e36yellowm3(7 Raleigh, NC)

Dancing Minerva! How cool you got a double from it! Very nice.

Alana

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 10:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brigarif Khan

Good enough to start an addiction.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 2:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dondeldux

Wow!! Very nice..I really like the single one at the end...a real beauty..they're all beautiful..no doubt who the daddy is in these seedling. Keep the pictures comming..

Donna

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 9:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jackie_o(zone 5/6)

Dancing Minerva! I love it! Thanks guys!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 10:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greatgollymolly

Those are beautiful. Congratulations.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 2:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
phyllis8483(8)

I'm so jealous. You have some very beautiful flowers. Good shots.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 2:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brigarif Khan

A bulb with two bulb-lets in a drinking glass and doing well, makes me think, may be I am wasting Too much potting space.
Jackie, is it a temporary pot or you grow them as a routine in small pots?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 1:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jackie_o(zone 5/6)

Arif I'm thinking the same thing now that all of these seedlings are blooming. I just have too many (over 300) and can't bear to throw any out until I see them bloom. I live in zone 5, where the winters are long and very cold. I don't have a greenhouse, so all of these seedlings are on my windowsills.

These 14 bulbs that are blooming or ready to bloom now have been in those cups for two years. Half of them bloomed for the first time last year (seeds started in 2007) and now they're blooming again. One bulb even has TWO scapes coming up.

I'm thinking that as long as there is a steady supply of water and nutrients (I use weak fertilizer each time I water) that they really don't need that much soil (or roots). I'm sure others will disagree, but until my bulbs prove otherwise to me, I think they don't need to have enormous root systems to bloom.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 7:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dondeldux

Oh Jackie, You and I are in the same boat!! Living up North..long cold winters..no greenhouse..and hundreds of bulbs and seedlings and bultlets on every window sill and every available surface space in the house!!

I too noticed your healthy seedling with bublets in a coffee type cup! Good thing about using small cups like that is you CAN fit them on window sills!

Your blooming seedling are an inspiration to all of us..mine have another year or more to go..

Donna

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 8:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brigarif Khan

HANS-WERNER once had a pot filled with 16 bulbs side by side, (Amaryllis Questions, May 19-2005).
Hans what was the result?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 2:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
haweha

These were and are, as suggested previously, balcony boxes of 50 cm in length. For example H.papilio x "Pink Floyd"

These were beautiful, but I considered them inferior to "Striped Panther" due to their low flower count per scape (2 to 4) and absence of fragrance. Thus, I neglected them - they were placed outdoors where they would be exposed to rain, and they became gradually damaged and eventually destroyed by mites/red blotch.

Now, as I watch the picture I become sad ;)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joshy46013

Hans, I'm very sad too! I LOVED those flowers!!! Before you make a decision like that you should share the wealth! ;)

Josh

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 9:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
primeribs

Very Nice Jackie! The second & third are my favorite!! Are they the same flower?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dondeldux

Hans-Werner..that's just too sad..... ;-(

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brigarif Khan

Once I dumped my surplus bulbs in a 6 inch high 2-1/2 feet diameter seed pot, placing them side by side and covering them with garden soil and left it in a partly shady corner. Regular watering without feeding produced a spectacular display of blooms. A friend liked it so much that I gave it to him so I have no idea of long term effect.
I am thinking of over stuffing some pots to see long-term effect.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 3:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jackie_o(zone 5/6)

Like Hans I have several window boxes full of seedlings. The window boxes are heavy and hard for me to transport in and out in the summer and winter. It's so difficult to separate the bulbs when the roots all grow together as well. That's why after the nightmare of separating this group, I put them in the individual drink cups. It's worked very well and makes it so much easier if I want to pull one out for any reason.

As a side note, I do put my bulbs outside in the open sun/wind/rain. I haven't had any problems with rot or mites (over ten years now), but I have had the narcissus bulb fly wreak havoc, and I find that they attack the open soil of the window boxes and have not bothered the bulbs that are in the drink cups. I think they like all that loose open soil to burrow into. Just FYI.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 7:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
beachplant(9b)

Those are totally cool! I have been inspired by everyone here to finally pollinate and then start the seeds. I have a flat of Moonlight seedlings and a flat of lemon-lime seedlings now with more seeds ready for me to put them in next day off.

Mine are mostly in large pots or the ground, I didn't even bring any of them in this winter despite our record freeze, I know so bad of me, didn't even cover the poor things, but they suffered no ill effects.

Here the amaryllis planted in yards are starting to bloom.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 8:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hippiezep(11)

Very nice. I have just had my first blooms from crossed seeds in the last week, some 2008 and some 2009. However, although they were from a variety of parents, they all seemed to turn out dark red

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 8:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Amaryllis beds past and present
Spring 2005 Spring 2007 Spring 2008 I used to plant...
brigarif Khan
Obsession or Addiction
Every year I make a resolution; NO MORE AMARYLLIS BREEDING...
brigarif Khan
Need ID help
I rescued this NOID from a local garden center yesterday....
jessiann63
RED BLOTCH?
I noticed the other day that a new amaryllis bulb that...
chris_p1
Benfica x Royal Velvet – full blooded dark red
The offspring of my two darkest varieties, Benfica...
hippiezep
Sponsored Products
Levelo Outdoor Art
Grandin Road
Mossy Bird Garden Statue
$24.99 | zulily
Zephyr 48W in. Trapeze Island Range Hood - CTP-E48BSX
Hayneedle
Cherry Blossom Steel Indoor Area Rug - 2' x 3'
Grandin Road
'Martha's Choice' Indoor/ Outdoor Floral Throw Pillow
Overstock.com
Dramatic Bloom Giclee - MULTI COLORS
$165.00 | Horchow
Afro Stool by Domitalia
$537.12 | Lumens
Hand-Made Old World Gold Tulip Accent Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™