Big winner at Lowes - again...
OK, I have another boring "SCORE" to report. I needed some potting soil, so I went to Lowes. Right by the register they had amaryllis in squarish ceramic pots. One had a bloom sticking out of it and 2 more had scapes coming out the cardboard. Those were selling for $9.98. I asked if they would give me a good price on them. Sure...$3/each. WHOOO HOOO...and then, the cashier (bless her) pointed me to the $5.98 boxes and said I could have those that were at least poking out a scape for $2/each. Well....9 new amaryllis came home with me.
Yes...I got another Lady Jane, but she was perfect and blooming her heart out in a box marked Susan. The "Christmas Story" was blooming and looking just like the box. There was a miniature red (box marked Donau??)...definitely a miniature. There is another that is orangy-red with that same "sheen" that we saw last year. Then there were several with scapes of various lengths. One appears to be a soft coral in color, so can't wait to see what that one does. It has the longest scape that is laying well below the bottom of the pot. I have put it under lights with hope that it will right itself.
I used the silver pots that each of the 6 less expensive bulbs came with as "sleeves" to cover slightly smaller pots. I hope I can take some of these into the office!!
Total...~$25 for 9 bulbs!! I deserve the Emmy (we should call it the "Ammi") for best performance in a big box store.