Amaryllis blooms are one of Mrs. MM’s favorites. They have stunning, multicolored blooms and are so versatile to work with. Here, I used just 5 pots of amaryllis to make a large living “arrangement” for a large gathering of family and friends this evening. We dropped by the Manila Seedling Bank on our way back from Quezon City the other day, noticed these just about to peak amaryllis for PHP120-130 per pot, and brought home half a dozen pots. Next our in-house flower specialist/crew member of many many years just cleaned up an antique ceramic garden pot that is normally kept outdoors, put the five pots of amaryllis into it, balancing one in the middle and covered the base/pots with PHP40 of fresh moss. A day later, most of the blooms are open and perfect for this round side table on one corner of the living/dining room. It will probably last a week or so.
I have written about amaryllis before, my first post on the topic here from 5+ years ago. I spied them in abundance at the wholesale flower market in New York City, here. We cut them down short for stunning table centerpieces at my nephew’s wedding, here. I also found STUNNING red amaryllis on one occasion, and similar but larger cousins graced Sister’s Christmas Eve Dinner here. You might want to take a peek at the stunning white amaryllis in the Keukenhof Gardens, outside Amsterdam, or see how to gussy up a single plant in an old ceramic pot, here. An unusual way to show off not only the flowers but the bulb as well is to stick it all in a clear vase of water, here. Enjoy!