Hi. Just touching base
Just want to touch base.
10 of my last year bulbs (Fall 2008) are blooming now. My Jungle bells bloomed and I was surprised as the bulbs are not too big.
One thing I found are that Amaryllis are tough bulbs.
To save electricity bill this year and not heat the balcony, I took every pots indoor and placed them on my living room floor at 70 degree with all their leaves cut off . (Except Papilio of course which I left alone and water as usual)
I don't water them until I see a bulb spike. So far not bad.
For this season, Fall 2009 other than my ususal, I am trying out Splash, Sweet Lillian, Trentinto,Fanfare, Bellisimo and Charisma.
Only problem I have this year is with Bellisimo; it did not bloom at all and is just sleeping.
Actually I still have 10+ other bulbs on my fridge like Elvas,Splash, Sweet Lillian and etc. I still have 4 Sweet Lillian I think.
Personally, I don't think I like Sweet Lillian too much , since it is not a double. I think I will stick to my double flowers from now on.
I am going to try going Begonia this year during non Amaryllis month.
Anyone try begonia? how do you like it? Are they easy to grow?
I got 4 Begonia tubers from Home depot and then I saw White flower farms are selling some B&L tuber for $59. Have anyone try that? Are they worth that much money ?? I am going to stick with my Home Depot tubers for now.
Hope they will do fine. I read that it take 4 months from planting the tuber before they start blooming. Any thoughts ?