In A Vase On Monday – Sort Of

While this isn’t in a vase, I wanted to share this lovely Hippeastrum hybrid that is now blooming in my sunspace.

A few weeks ago, I accompanied my spouse on a stop to one of those big DIY retailers. Not interested in nuts, bolts or lumber, I wandered through the plant section while he shopped.

I always feel badly for the neglected and often doomed plants for sale there. The Hippeastrum bulbs were jammed into tiny boxes and most were starting to grow, many upside down. I needed to rescue at least one and I reoriented a number more to upright. Does anyone else feel the need to rescue plants at these places? This one has rewarded me many times over and is sending up yet another bud, making me glad I stopped by!

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

About Eliza Waters

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112 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Sort Of

  1. neihtn2012 says:

    Your post reminds me that I have to put two recently bought Amaryllis bulbs into pots. Thank you! 🙂

  2. So beautiful! Mine is blooming too and they look so festive.

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