more about: Amaryllis

How to Care for Holiday Plants

Grumpy hopes this is the most wonderful Christmas of all! So instead of loading you down with expensive jewelry, silverware, sports cars, and Napoleon brandy, your family gives you what you really wanted — blooming holiday plants. Here’s what you need to know to avoid killing these cherished gifts by the weekend.

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Incredible Colorful Clivia

Some plants are worth the wait, and the wait, and the wait after that. In other words, they’re just like women getting dressed and trying on shoes. All in good time, my pretty. Behold the blooms of the plant that mightily tested the bounds of Grumpy’s patience the last six years. Native to South Africa, it’s a relative of amaryllis […]

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Holiday Plants — Before & After Care

Well, it’s that favorite time of year again, when we abandon all notions of rest and relaxation and scurry maniacally through the malls, trying to make sure any present we give someone is worth at least as much as the one they give us. No doubt, some of these gifts are holiday plants that someone will give you. Here’s how […]

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You Ask, I Answer — Grumpy’s Timely Garden Tips

Wherein The Grump Responds to All Sorts of Gardening Questions with His Customary Wit & Wisdom Replies Guaranteed 100% Correct or Your Money Back It is a happy day in Grumpiana, for once again the Grand Poobah of the EIG (Excellence in Gardening) Network deigns to fill the skulls of the huddled masses with much-needed learning and knowledge. Surely you will recall its […]

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Amaryllis After Christmas — Now What?

Everyone loves amaryllis. After it finishes blooming, though, you’re probably wondering, “What the heck do I do with it now? Should I just throw it out?” This was the question posed by Debbie, a curious and obviously committed reader. She writes, “What are the necessary steps to do afterward if you want that same bulb to grow and bloom again?  […]

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