Memorial Day Surprise

They say the third time is the charm.  Here I go again!  Twice in May I shared photos of my last amaryllis.  First was the last deep red flower.  The next week I was surprised by my white centered red amaryllis that didn’t even bloom last year.  I shared it in Last Amaryllis & A Bunny

Then on the 29th of May I see a big bud trying to open on my white amaryllis.  By Memorial Day , I had 3 large white flowers.










I  know I am thrilled with my surprise from Mother Nature. Who wouldn’t be? Remember all of the amaryllis usually bloom for everyone else in February and March.  My red amaryllis in April each year are considered late.  It is almost June and I still have flowers blooming. Amazing.














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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.

36 thoughts to “Memorial Day Surprise”

  1. Oh so beautiful Carol. The flowers we bought to sit in the front of our home and grown immensely and the are o beautiful. My wife is so happy. Guess who chose those particular flowers? ME! LOL. Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Cruisin Paul

    1. well done Paul! Hope you have many wonderful days this summer to enjoy your new home.

  2. Carol,
    All of your flowers are beautiful!! This year my flower color seems to be white and I’m in love with the white amaryllis. I know which color plant I will buy next winter!! Here in the midwest they will bloom for a few months or however long it takes to kill them!! I might try to transplant one for the summer. Never know until you try.

    1. Carol I suggest you buy forced bulbs for Christmas and then plant in a bigger pot. When it is warm, put the pot outside. Bring it in before frost in the fall. They are a semi-tropical plant and will not survive cold weather up north.

  3. Carol – these are the joys of the gardener! It must be your green thumb, my dear! So glad to see your stunning amaryllis on Mosaic Monday!

  4. Sometimes I think that flowers and other plants have a sense of humor, they can sure play havoc with our expectations on what to expect.

  5. Your flowers are beautiful! How lovely that they’re still blooming.

    You asked for the name of the yellow flower on my post – the name is allamanda.

    1. I just looked up allamanda and see its a tropical vine – it’s really gorgeous – thanks for the info!

    1. ah that’s a real compliment coming from you Darren – you’re such an amazing photographer

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