Getting 'amaryllis' to bloom - or old wives tales

Dell Sherk
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 14:35:54 PST
A deranged gardener told me, once, that if you strike the trunks of fruit trees with a club, they will feel threatened and produce more blossoms – and presumably, more fruit. I tried this on my worsleya, and it didn’t work.


From: Linda Foulis
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Getting 'amaryllis' to bloom - or old wives tales

I thought I would share something that amused me.  I just heard from a new gardening friend that his mother would drop her amaryllis bulbs to wake up the roots and get them to flower for Christmas.  Anyone else heard of such a strange practice?  
I'm pretty sure my hippeastrum will not bloom this year even if I do drop them, not a good year for them at all.  

Linda M Foulis
Beautiful Blooms
Zone 1-2, on the edge of the middle of nowhere

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