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Hippeastrum

Quick Water Colour sketch

The Amaryllis – Hippeastrum on my deck flowered for the first time.  I was given a bulb by a friend 2 or 3 years ago. 31 more words

Art

In a Vase on Monday and the Big Snow

The new week begins with a bit of fanfare this morning, as a holiday Amaryllis snapped up just before Christmas offers two snowy blooms to match the frosty landscape outside. 368 more words

Gardening

The Windowsill Garden of Winter: GBBD, January 2016

I apologize for my two weeks of garden blog silence; I have worked on several posts but have been struggling with a bit of writer’s block. 258 more words

Seasons

Plant Portrait: Hippeastrum

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Confusingly called Amaryllis (which is another lily type bulb from South Africa, but grown outdoors), the name Hippeastrum, given to it by William Herbert, means “Knight’s-star-lily”. 16 more words

Photography