Bloom and Glow

I am so happy to have anything blooming in January, even if it is inside.

My lovely Apple Blossom Amaryllis/Hippeastrum is blooming again.

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The second stalk has produced six more blooms.

The last bud has not opened yet and is sticking up to give its five sisters space to spread out.

I love the delicate white petals and pinkish veins, but what I really admire is the shimmer.

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The petals look as though they have been dusted with a fine glitter.

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When the sun hits the blooms they truly glow.

Apple Blossom Amaryllis is amazing!

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Bonus Blooms

A good Amaryllis/Hippeastrum bulb will bloom twice.

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If you peek in the boxes from most “big box” stores the contents look like half a bulb because they split them.

My replacement Exotica bulb sent up a stalk of the usual four blooms last month.

It has bloomed another time with six blooms on the second stalk.

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Really lovely colors, markings and shapes.

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This one’s a keeper.

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