The Perfect Hostess Gift
~ December 21, 2011
I get a greater response from this idea as a hostess/house warming gift of all.
Why not leave them with a gift which will bring colour and beauty to their home in the New Year.
The Mark’s Choice Amaryllis Kit comes complete with a decorative ceramic planter. My amaryllis are guaranteed to bloom. The bulbs are ‘super-sized’ and 22% bigger than most of the amaryllis sold in Canada. This means bigger flowers and more of them. Available exclusively at participating Home Hardware stores across Canada. (item# 5029-303, red and # 5029-304, striped). Be sure to pick up an extra kit for yourself.
Amaryllis: What to do After Blooming
In the spring plant your Amaryllis (and the pot) in your garden. Find a location with partial shade and water during periods of drought. Fertilize regularly with a high phosphate liquid plant fertilizer.
In late September bring the pot indoors and cut back the foliage. Dry the bulb for 2 weeks at 65 degrees F and then store for about 10 weeks in a cool, dry, dark place. At the end of this storage period you will need to repot your Amaryllis bulb in fresh potting mix and start the cycle again.
Whether your host chooses to re-bloom their amaryllis or not, they will enjoy it and think of you often.