In a vase on Monday: amaryllis and berries

Cut amaryllis flowers from the grocery store and nice orange berries from the ugly euonymus in the front yard.

I like orange and pink at Christmas.

The amaryllis started out long-stemmed — although not so long as these — but I cut them down as they started to fade a little after a week.

To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

16 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday: amaryllis and berries

    1. The berries were a surprise. I was coming in the front door and looked down at the stupid euonymus (planted by the landlord and now stuck in the ground as in concrete), and several stems of orange berries were glowing there. I don’t remember them from last year.

  1. I love the contrast between the delicate seeds and those big flowers. I recently read that Amaryllis lasts almost as long as a cut flower as they do as flowering bulbs. I think they look fabulous in a bouquet but was hesitant to try them until now.

    1. I hadn’t seen cut amaryllis until we came to Germany. I think they’re great. My results with bulbs have been inconsistent, but the cut flowers last one, sometimes two, weeks for me. (As with the bulbs, they will last longer if your house is cool.) I see a lot of amaryllis bulbs here dipped in colored wax (the roots can still come out the bottom). My current desire is for one wrapped in gold foil (like gold leaf), but it cost almost $20.

  2. These are such a pretty variety of amaryllis/Hippeastrum – I love the delicate line around the petals. And those euonymous berries, are gorgeous (but, as you suggest, the best thing about the plant!)

    1. Unfortunately, I have no idea. I bought at the little florist attached to our local Edeka — a German grocery store chain. I suspect it was grown in the Netherlands. The cut flower “industry” there is huge.

        1. You are right. The genus of Hippeastrum,
          which includes the (indoor) flower bulb we call amaryllis, is native the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. The amaryllis that is grown outdoors in warm places is from South Africa. Both are in the family Amaryllidaceae. I misread Wikipedia.

  3. That’s a lovely amaryllis colour 🙂 and it’s a great combination with the orange. I’ve never grown them mainly because I’ve got a tiny house and I would be unhappy outside in soggy Manchester. Saying that Ive got pelargonium flowers in my vase this week – that grows under the porch so is OK in cold weather. Have a good week love bec xx

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