Sunday, February 08, 2009

A study in red

We've never grown Hippeastrum (amaryllis) before. It has been great fun watching the dried looking bulb spring into life; the stem gradually lengthening, and finally the petals unfurling. So meet 'Red Lion'. It's ridiculously photogenic.






A shock of colour in a cold, white February.

9 comments:

Gail said...

That may be the perfect description~~ridiculously photogenic! Lovely photos. gail

Trisha xx said...

Wow!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

They're fabulous, aren't they? They just present endless opportunities for photographing.

easygardener said...

I was going to say not a winter colour then I thought of Santa (lol).
It looks beautiful and exotic. I want one too!

chaiselongue said...

Beautiful photos. What an amazing colour - I don't usually like amaryllis, but I'm converted by this one!

Nutty Gnome said...

Superb photography TIG, I love them. Wasn't that fussed on amaryllis, but I think they've just grown on me! Thank you so much.

Juliet said...

What gorgeous photos - I'm also not an amaryllis fan, but you have nearly succeeded in converting me too!

Luoluo said...

Beautiful flowers! Awesome photos!!

Titania said...

They are such luxurious flowers with their velvet red petals and are so photogenic! I have some which flower now but they are utterly confused usually they flower in spring.