Visions of Amaryllis – Amaryllis, Snapdragons and Pink Begonia Bouquet

This post was originally shared on April 20, 2016. I was a new blogger and my photo composition wasn’t great. This is one of my all-time favorite bouquets. I purchased it at the farmer’s market. The amaryllis flowers are larger than the ones in my yard. I remember the petals looked like velvet. I’ve re-edited some photos, and I hope you enjoy a second view.

The beautiful red of amaryllis still fills yards in my area, bright red heads standing watch over gardens. I brought the colors in to the bedroom for a bouquet of colors – red amaryllis, snapdragons, and pink begonias.

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Red Amaryllis Flowers

I live in Central Florida, growing zone 9B which is semi-tropical. 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. The red amaryllis you buy at Christmas are FORCED bulbs.

For the last few weeks, several red amaryllis have formed buds and then bloomed.

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Spring Arrives in Central Florida

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. Amaryllis flower in the late winter through early spring in central Florida.

For several weeks central Florida kept getting cold spells as storms crossed the country.  Not cold like up north but below our average for winter.  I wasn’t out seeing the neighborhood or noticing neighbor’s gardens.  This last weekend it warmed up and I’ve been riding and going out in the car a lot this last week.

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April Garden Flowers

(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.)

The white frangipani (Plumeria alba) is a deciduous plumeria tree that is native to tropical areas. 

 

 

Today I’m sharing a few photos taken during the month of April in my central Florida tropical garden. Let’s start with my amaryllis.

 

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Snowy Blossoms & 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.)

 

 

Two weeks ago I shared a spring flowering tree with white blossoms falling like snow.  The tree is still showering the ground with white blossoms.  I believe it is a type of azalea that grows as a multi-trunk small tree.  Now the ring of amaryllis around the tree are in bloom.  Spring has arrived in Central Florida.

 

 

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Red Amaryllis 2020

(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.)

 

In March I shared my next door neighbor’s amaryllis, and last week I shared photos of amaryllis at a neighbor’s yard down the street. Today I’m happy to share my first amaryllis blooms this spring right by my front porch.  My amaryllis have always bloomed later than most in my neighborhood here in central Florida.  If you’ve visited last fall, you may remember that due to a cold spell in November followed by a return to the 90’s, some of my amaryllis bloomed out of season in December.  See Mother Nature Is Confused for those blooms.  I wasn’t sure how many blooms I would have this spring but am really happy with these bright red flowers.
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