Happy Hippeastrums

Hippeastrums always seem an extravagance in autumn when I am putting my card details onto the order form. But now that the eight varieties I bought are starting to bloom I am so glad I made the effort and was not mean. As usual, I avoided most of the big ones, and chose varieties with more interesting flowers, though there are some big flowers to come. So far the strange ‘Evergreen’ and spidery ‘Chico’ are at their prime and making ‘Appleblossom’ look like a hippo in comparison. With so little happening in the garden, apart from it getting wetter every day, I am pleased with their spectacular blooms.

7 Comments on “Happy Hippeastrums”

  1. Mitzy Bricker
    February 4, 2021 at 11:32 am #

    What a pretty flower!

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  2. Meriel
    February 4, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

    Gorgeous plants and especially photo. I think yesterday’s post was an excuse to show off Mia. She does look so cute. Thanks.

    • thebikinggardener
      February 4, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

      LOL – you saw through me! Well I was pleased about the Canarina too, but when she started patting the flowers because I was ignoring her I had to turn the camera on her.

  3. meriel murdock
    February 4, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

    Geoff is on to other things now. He covers a very wide range – many too scientific for me! I like to have a look though. This is the last one I’m forwarding, I I’ll leave it to you to sign up directly yourself – if you wish to. Then it will arrive automatically. I would recommend it- if you’ve got the time!

    X Meriel


  4. Paddy Tobin
    February 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

    Oh, the big and brash and blousy have much to recommend them also – a great big splash of colour to brighten these dark days. Keeping them going and fit to flower again next and subsequent years is the challenge, I find.

    • thebikinggardener
      February 11, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

      I have some brash ones too. Yes I will do my best to look after them. It seems so ungrateful to treat them badly after they have produced such amazing blooms.

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