Today we began preparing for the Christmas season at Crest Avenue. The first order of business was to get the Amaryllis planted.
I prefer the classic red amaryllis. They come in a variety of colors these days - red, pink, striated. They are all beautiful. I wouldn't mind adding a few more of some of the exotic varieties. But I decided to start with the classic red. It takes 6 - 10 weeks from the time you plant them for them to bloom. So if you are thinking of adding these beautiful plants to your holiday decorating theme, try and get them potted as soon as possible. A sunny area out of the way of drafts is ideal. After they are done, you can cut them back and set them outside in the spring and summer. They will stay dormant through the summer. You will need to fertilize every four weeks during this time and then bring them in during the fall and they will bloom again next year. They are very dramatic and add quite a flare to your holiday decorating.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Beginning to Prepare for Christmas
John Newman is a Certified Interior Designer and Blogger. He began his first blog, Welcome to Crest Avenue, in July 2011 which was an overwhelming success. In his new blog, At Home with John Newman, readers are again taken on a daily adventure through the interior space and outdoor gardens of his home on Crest Avenue. Frequent visits to the kitchen are also popular among readers. His personal recipes, which can be found on the blog, are filled with a variety of delectable delights which he encourages all who visit to prepare for family and quests. John enjoys interacting with his readers, so send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.