The Natural Garden Coach

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter's Beauty



This month's Gardening Gone Wild Picture This contest is to showcase winter's beauty. I would have loved to enter this contest with a photo that shows some beautiful snowy or frosty scene in my garden, but that's just not gonna happen here I think (although I certainly got my share of freezing weather this month, no such luck with the snow). I had almost resigned myself to not entering when I realized that this amaryllis says winter's beauty for U.S. southerners as much as snow or ice does for northerners. So this is my entry.

A little bit about this amaryllis - it was supposed to be of the variety Apple Blossom. But this strong orange color tells me I got duped by the big box again! Don't get me wrong though, I think this variety is quite beautiful. Anyone know which one it is?

This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2009. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.

15 comments:

  1. Jean, there's only one word to describe this orange amaryllis....HOT!

    Don't fret about not having any snow photos. One can live a perfectly wonderful life without snow:)

    I'm behind on reading blogs and will have to go look for your GBBD post.

    donna

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  2. Mine is kind of orange like that one too! LOVE IT.... Great shot!
    I can't wait to see what blooms next in your garden.

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  3. Oh I love that color, Jean, much better than Apple Blossom! You are spot on with that as a vision of winter's beauty. Good luck with the contest. :-)
    Frances

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  4. Amaryllis works as a sign of winter beauty for me, too, Jean, and you took a lovely photo of this one,

    I wonder if it's 'Red Lion'? Think it has a bit of orange in it, but that's judging by one I bought at the big box store so who knows what the real name is!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  5. Maybe it is "Red Lion"? Good luck in the contest!

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  6. My records show the name being Nagano Amaryllis! I wonder if we have the same bulb! LOVE IT!

    Thanks for stopping by... lets make it a regular thing this spring - K?!

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  7. Lovely perspective, light and shadows in your photo Jean! Good Luck!

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  8. I like how the backlighting reveals the texture of the petals. Very nice!

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  9. I don't know which kind it is, but it's a beautiful picture!

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  10. I love the way the beads of pollen(?)are highlighted against the petals.

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  11. Jean, beautiful photo! I love how the light seems to penetrate the blossom.

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  12. Whatever it is, it is welcome beauty. Consider yourself lucky you have no snow 'cause ours just looks worn, ragged and tired right now. Need a thaw or more snow.

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  13. Jean, this is the kind of winter beauty we Northerners appreciate, too! I love this hot color. I have another amaryllis just starting to bud, and I'm sure it's supposed to be another "Appleblossom," but the box it came in doesn't have a name anywhere. I may be in for a surprise, too:)

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  14. Very nice. The backlighting definitely adds to the picture.

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