Here comes winter. And, time to focus on my indoor bloomers. I am taken back by still having buds on my Santa’s Pants daylily. Especially when my poinsettia is in bloom. For fun, I plucked off the bloom late in the day and placed it in the poinsettia.
I have increased the sun to the poinsettia since that time, and the pink is really darkening up. This was dapple pink last year. This is my second time to rebloom a poinsettia – and I did better this year. Boy, you gotta want that bloom. I have been covering with black trash bags and putting under my desk (that now has a curtain to block the light underneath). This one bloomed quickly and easily. My smaller one lingers in deciding to bloom.
Oh, and I got 3 new amaryllis bulbs to start. Mine are still in hibernation and set to come out in about a week and a half. I am guessing I will have blooms through January. Of all my winter bloomers, the amaryllis remind me most of daylilies. The bid stalk and the huge bright blooms.
And, a new poinsettia – orange is what I wanted most to replace. I think a purple if I see one, too. Maybe a variegated one. That is it though.
A new Thanksgiving cactus, too. I’m about done planting up my house now. It is on to creating grow light areas in a couple new places to boost the light.