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Amaryllis: The Plant That Keeps On Giving

The Lazy Gardener
Photo by Anne Day

When is the most important time to have big, boisterous blooms?  In the dead of winter of course, when you’re in desperate need of some real garden joy.  My friend Sally suggested an Amaryllis garden — lots of bright red and white blossoms for the Holidays. Or dark burgundy, under lit by tea lights, running down the dining room table. Perfect. I’ve always grabbed bulbs on sale at Home Depot and scattered them around.  It never quite did the trick. This disciplined use of color, form and repetition sounded truly elegant.

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