Sunday, December 12, 2010

Amaryllis Love

I'm in amaryllis love at the moment.  I purchased this beauty of a bulb yesterday at our neighborhood nursery.  The color, appearing on the card, seemed to be a pretty pinkish coral.


 These two babies above are bulbs I raised from a mother bulb.  I've had these stored in the garage for a month or so.  I really, really want these to pop and have my fingers crossed that they will.  I just potted them yesterday, and the bulbs are not nearly as large as the first one I posted, but hoping for a bloom.  Of course I check it every hour to see if there's any new evidence of a sprout. These should turn out to be a bright ruby red.

Below are my little Christmas clutches all done and ready for wrapping and gifting.  I'm a little "hooked out" at present... but am sort of jazzed to start a very simple rug that's planning itself in my head.  I just need some color inspiration to get started.

Extremely cold and a little snowy here today.  Got the fire going and trying to brace ourselves to head out to a movie.  Hope you're staying snug and warm!
xo
Dulcy

10 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

I absolutely love
the colors
of your life,
dulcy:)
Makes me glad
every time
I come around!
-Jennifer

Nancy said...

It won't be long before you will be showing us pictures of huge red and coral blossoms that are breathtaking.....There's nothing like them in the winter.....

Your clutches are gorgeous and I know the those receiving them will be blessed beyond measure that you would do one for them.....Generous person you are, Dulcy........

I hope you had fun at the movies; be careful in all that snow....

Julia said...

Dulcy, I'll be looking out for those Amaryllis blooms. They have such gorgeous blossoms and are a joy to look at especially at this time of year. Lucky friends to receive such beautiful hand made gifts. JB

TamboinMO said...

Dulcy, so glad I got to see you today!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I have 4 bulbs in my kitchen right now ~ How I love them! They are part of Christmas to me! One, I just dug out of a just found-long forgotten pot, I soaked it in lukewarm water, put it on the counter for a couple of days and it has already bounced back!
Can't wait to see yours! Blessings dear one!

summersundays-jw said...

I have several paperwhites that I keep watching. A little late in planting but still hopeing for a few Christmas blooms. Love the clutches & as always, love your colors. Jan

Tam said...

Hello
Found you this morning while visiting with Grandma Yellow Hair. (maggie)
You have a wonderful blog. I am trying to set one up.
Glad I found you
Tam

Tracy said...

Dulcy,
Maggie sent me over to visit and I'm so glad I did. Hey, I have never gotten an Amaryllis to bloom; they always seem to die on me; ummm....but then again, my husband tells me NOT to touch any of the plants at home. I wonder why....
stop by for a vist!

Marydon said...

I so love Amaryllis ... you will enjoy the colors in the winter ...
Christmas hugs & joys ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Kathryn Glover said...

Dulcy, one thing.....who am I kidding. I use several things for inspiration with colors in beginning a project. Fabrics, art on greeting cards, taking a drive to see window displays: but one of my favorites is my big bin of paint chip cards. I must have hundreds that I picked up at The Depot in Berkeley, a recycle/reuse shop. Sitting on the floor, I love to arrange these cards in rainbows around me. I can play for hours with the rearranging of the colors; mixing and matching, then discarding in one pile for favorites in another. You can always begin your free stash at Home Depot. I've even taken a favorite pile with me on vacation to ponder and dream over. In daylight, artificial light or sitting close to a lit fireplace giving off ambient light, paint chip cards are my favorite eye candy. I would love to hear some of your favorite color "starters".