Amaryllis belladonna
Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:01:14 PDT
On 27 Aug 2010, at 17:09, wrote:

> I've just had an amusing experience with the Amaryllis.  I've been 
> growing it for several years in the greenhouse and felt I had to share 
> such a magnificent, showy flower with my daughter in Santa Rosa, CA, so 
> sent her home with one in July.  Last week it was my turn to visit her 
> and, perhaps you've guessed already, there was Amaryllis in bloom 
> everywhere.  EVERYWHERE.  At least she won't be left out.

Many years ago, driving west from Santa Rosa to Western Hills Nursery in late 
September, I was struck by the enormous numbers of Amaryllis belladonna to be 
seen everywhere. One can only conclude that growing conditions are perfect.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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