more about: Amaryllis

OMG! Look What They Did to This Amaryllis!

Do you think that plants have feelings? Then you might not want to read any further. On the other hand, if watching a bulb bloom its heart out for you shortly before it breathes its last makes your day, do I have the perfect holiday present for you! An amaryllis bulb coated in colorful wax!

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Grumpy’s Christmas Gifts For You

Oh! No! No! The holiday season is upon us again, which means many of you are looking down the barrel of disappointing even more people with your gifts this year. Be not afraid. Grumpy has perused and evaluated thousands of gifts that will delight even the most discerning gardener. Every post from now until Christmas will feature unique items sure […]

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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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