Liz’s Amaryllis

(Amaryllis is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida.)


Down the street is my neighbor Liz.  I introduced her a year ago when she let me snap photos of her amaryllis flowers.  Again I was driving past her house and saw the bright red flowers.  I parked at home and walked up to see her beautiful blooms.






It was a beautiful day here in central Florida with high temperatures in the low 80’s F.  It’s my favorite time of year with blue skies, lower humidity, and spring flowers like amaryllis.










In the flower bed by the front porch, I found beautiful red flowers.



























Have a beautiful day.














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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

16 thoughts to “Liz’s Amaryllis”

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Used to have this one in my garden. The blooms are so bright and cherry, love seeing them. Thank you for snapping and posting these wonderful pictures 😀 I enjoyed watching each one.

  2. Oh my goodness Carol. I have to move to Florida just to see such beautiful flowers like this amaryllis. I wonder if I could grow this beautiful flower in Amherstburg?
    Have a good day my friend. Your 80 degrees matches my 27 degrees this morning. Brrrrr.

    Cruisin Paul

    1. You would have to grow them as houseplants as they are tropical and can’t handle deep freeze! The amaryllis sold at Christmas are forced bulbs (like tulips) and you get one next fall at Home Depot and grow it in the pot for a bloom. Thanks for the visit Paul – Happy Thursday!

  3. Wow, GORGEOUS!! My wife has a couple amaryllis bulbs planted in the yard. I’m always surprised and amazed when they send these beautiful flowers.

  4. Indoor plants where I live in New York State. Very nice to see them outdoors. 80 degrees would be nice; we had some snow yesterday and today. It’s 30 with a wind right now.

    1. we’ve gotten a cold spell (for us) from the cold front up north – going down to 42 F in the am – that’s cold for Florida. Yesterday the wind made the 58 to 60 degrees feel cold. Luckily the sun comes out and the temperatures go up!

    1. you really don’t have to do much for amaryllis after planting – need cool weather under 50 degrees then sun and rain – you’ve got flowers!

  5. Your friend has some beautiful flowers. I love how she lets you take photos of them.

    We had a lady who moved into our neighborhood and she would take a camera and take photos of peoples yards as she walked. The NextDoor App for our neighborhood exploded as people posted photos from their security cameras of her as she walked up into their yards taking pictures. They thought she was a porch pirate. Poor lady apologized

    1. It’s sad that this is how the world is now — I remember as a child walking through neighbor’s yards w/o a throught. I’d never think of such a thing now.

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