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Growing Amaryllis in glass vase

Growing Amaryllis in glass vase

 Fill a container two-thirds full with marbles or smooth pebbles. Any watertight container works, but for visual interest, use a glass jar or vase that allows you to see the roots growing and anchoring to the pebbles or marbles. Place the bulbs onto the top of the anchoring material with the pointed end up. Space multiple bulbs 2 to 3 inches apart in a larger container or use one bulb per 4- to 5-inch container. Add water to the container until it comes to just below the base of the bulb.  Place the bulbs in an area that gets bright,...

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How to grow Amaryllis

How to grow Amaryllis

START by finding the right pot. Most important: the pot must have a drainage hole. Second, it needs to accommodate the bulb. Choose one that's an inch or two wider than the diameter of the bulb. Check the depth, too. Ideally, you have room for an inch or two of soil below the bulb once it's been planted. Keep in mind that your amaryllis will be a bit top-heavy when it blooms, so a heavier pot is better.   Use fresh potting soil and moisten it before planting the bulb. This makes it easier to work with. If the soil...

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how to grow ornithogalum (star of bethlehem)

how to grow ornithogalum (star of bethlehem)

  when to sow :August -September sun exposure : full how to sow Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain, scout out another site. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3 inches to improve the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and are widely available. Site your ornithogalum where they will get full day sun. Dig holes and plant the ornithogalum bulbs 3" deep and 6" apart. The bulbs look like small onions....

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How to grow iris

How to grow iris

time to plant : July to October how to plant : Irises need at least half a day of sun and well-drained soil. Without enough sun, they won’t bloom. They prefer fertile, neutral to slightly acidic soil. If your soil is very acidic, sweeten it with a bit of lime, and forbear summer watering, which can lead to rot.  Bearded irises must not be shaded by other plants; many do best in a special bed on their own. Soil drainage is very important. Loosen the soil with a tiller or garden fork to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix...

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How to grow anemone

How to grow anemone

when to plant: The best period for planting anemone bulbs is between July -august. The flowering period is around March and April. sowing period : July -august flowering period : March -April how to plant: Soak Anemone bulbs before planting Soak your anemone bulbs for a few hours in lukewarm water to reinvigorate them. Dig holes and plant your anemone bulbs 1-2 inches down. It doesn’t matter which way up you plant anemone bulbs, as, however they are positioned, they will naturally figure out which way is up. Plant the bulbs where the soil drains well. If there are still...

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