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by Sami on October 09, 2004 02:56 AM
Ok, so, I still haven't done anything good with my amaryllis bulbs.

I have 4. I took 2 out of the pots because there were no leaves left and figured I should pull them out for the season. I still have 2 in pots. One is still green & pretty, the other isn't. I figure I need to pull them up, too. Do I need to do anything special with this one that has leaves? And, I'm putting up some pics of my 2 bulbs that I have pulled up. They still have roots on them. Do I do anything special to these? Let them dry & sit up for at least 6 weeks, right? Then replant them & they will possibly bloom?

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by Bill on October 09, 2004 03:20 AM
You've got to keep the bulbs in the dark for the 6-8 weeks or you will get some great foliage but no flower when you re-start it into growth.

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/amaryllis.html

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by TomR on October 09, 2004 05:36 AM
You have to keep them in a cool,dark place. Check them every couple of weeks. When you see WHITE new leave tips starting to come up re-plant and water with warm water and put in a bright west,south or east window.

Tom

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by weezie13 on October 09, 2004 06:21 AM
[wayey] [wayey] [wayey] Hi Sami,
Whatchya been up too??????????
How's work???
Go to the returning member's and say HI [wayey] [wayey] [wayey]

It's awefully quiet without you around!!! [gabby] [gabby]

Weezie

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by Carly on October 09, 2004 07:08 AM
Sami, have you got any pictures of other roots?

I had a really great idea for a series with pictures of roots and wouldn't mind using your pictures. Giving you the photo credits, of course.

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by Sami on October 09, 2004 09:59 AM
I don't think I have any other root pics right now, Carly, but I am always taking pics of stuff around my yard, so I may before long.

Hey, Weezie. Works going good but it's been such a career change (going from a telecommunications atmosphere to a medical atmosphere) and getting back into the swing of things has kept me off the net a lot more. I've learned so much here & I'm it's time (fall) to put some of that knowledge to work so I've been spending most of my "free" time trying to do my fall planting.

Thanks for the info Bill & Tom R...what do I do about the one that's still green? Do I let it "die" off or do I dig it up & cut the leaves off (I think I read not to do that).

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by gardenmom32210 on October 09, 2004 04:04 PM
I've got tons of amaryllis. They are planted in the ground in a spot that is shady in the winter and sunny in the summer. I never dig them up and I get blooms twice a year from them. I don't cut the leaves off until they are brown and on the ground.

Hope this helps!

Karen [grin]
by Sami on October 09, 2004 08:48 PM
That helps a ton, Karen! So, I'll replant them in the ground this spring & leave them there.

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by Triss on October 09, 2004 09:29 PM
Karen or anyone else who can help,

Can I force a second bloom indoors? Mine bloomed a couple or three months back and is in the ground right now and went through one freeze night where it got down to 30ish. It has been since then and I would love to force it indoors since I want to move it anyhow. If I force it now, will it bloom again next summer and will it even bloom now since it already has this year?

TIA

Triss

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