How to Grow Really Big Amaryllis

Many northern gardeners enjoy the blooms of amaryllis in winter, and some save the plants’ bulbs from year-to-year by letting them go dormant and storing them before bringing them out to force into bloom for another season. But, after Executive Director Rick Juliusson wrote about an amaryllis he had blooming in a recent enewsletter, a…

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December Garden To-Do List, 2021

Plant an amaryllis bulb now for blooms in January. It’s hard to believe we have already hit December, especially given how little snow and cold those of us in the southern half of Minnesota have seen. As I write this, the high today is predicted to hit 50 degrees. December is one of the quietest…

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Force Spring Bulbs for Winter Beauty

We’ve passed the point where gardeners can plant bulbs outside for spring bloom, but it’s not too late to pot up bulbs for forcing into bloom in the winter. It’s fairly easy to force spring bulbs, and the appearance of something bright and springlike is a tonic come about mid-February. Many kinds of bulbs can…

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Gifts for Gardeners: Paperwhites and Amaryllis

Sometimes best kind of gifts for gardeners in your life are living ones — the plants we all crave in the winter. If you plan to give a plant, it’s hard to go wrong with either an amaryllis or paperwhites. Choose classic holiday colors of Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’ and ‘Ziva’ paperwhites tucked in a cellophane…

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