In a Vase on Monday: Apple Blossom

Ha, I wonder how many of you thought I would be showing a branch of apple blossom! Hope this is not a disappointment…

Hippeastrum ‘Apple Blossom’

This is my third Amaryllis this winter. The first one, Red Pearl, is flowering on a second stalk, and last week’s ‘Alfresco’ is still looking wonderful with another bud just showing.

Our snow has almost melted away and I can feel the first ache for some spring colour. Just a little green would be nice. Still, I have these lovely indoor plants to tide me over, and today I will be looking at all the other vases participating in Cathy’s meme. Do go and visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what treasures she has found (in more ways than one) today!

60 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Apple Blossom

  1. My Apple Blossom has turned out to be red! Still, they are so beautiful i can’t complain. I shall have to enjoy yours instead. I love the sugar-coated glisten on the petals. So pretty. Thanks for sharing

    • Well, the forecast is for lots of sunshine, so things will move along rapidly now. I hope the fruit trees don’t get caught out by a late frost again!

  2. I have an Appleblossom too, still in bud, so I wasn’t fooled by your teasing, either, Cathy! I haven’t grown that variety before so I am pleased to see how pretty yours looks and I do so hope you can start to see some green outside soon.

  3. What a beauty, Cathy, you definitely have a good hand with them. Makes me want to give them another go. Have a good week and I hope your project is progressing nicely x

  4. Cathy your Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” is divine, I love its pink color and its white stripes. And having two opposite flowers is a wonder, I really like it. I hope the temperatures rise and you have a spring weather, with green and flowers. Have a very good week. Greetings from Margarita.

  5. Cathy your Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” is divine, I love its pink color and its white stripes. And having two opposite flowers is a wonder, I really like it. I hope the temperatures rise and you have a spring weather, with green and flowers.
    I am with the flu and fever. Things of time. Have a very good week. Take care. Greetings from Margarita.

  6. This was one of my first three amaryllis years ago. The big single whites are still my favorite, but I had to try this because I am a sucker for names, and ‘Apple Blossom’ is one of those names that I ‘needed’ to grow.

  7. Now that’s a beauty Cathy πŸ™‚ Glad to hear that the white stuff is finally evaporating and hopefully you will be enjoying a rainbow of colour soon. Apple blossom still seems a way off yet even though it has been spring like here for the last couple of days. I was wandering around the garden at 4.30pm without a coat!

  8. I say this about nearly every Amaryllis, but Apple Blossom really is my all time favorite (I think!). It’s such a perfect, pure, pink! I can’t wait until mine blooms! Do you save your Amaryllises from year to year, or start with new bulbs each year? I find I almost always get two stalks, or sometimes even three (!) on new bulbs, but I’ve never had more than one flower stalk on an old bulb.

    • Hi Kimberley! I am gradually becoming more a fan of this one too, but the white one I grew this year was also lovely. I have tried keeping the bulbs, but only once got a flower, otherwise just masses of leaves! I invest in a few bulbs each winter and find them well worth the few euros. Hope your Apple Blossom flowers soon. πŸ™‚ Spring is not far off, so hope to see an update of your garden soon too. πŸ™‚

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