Love for Amaryllis – Bagicha Bazaar

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Today we’re catching up with Malgorzata Galietti.

About 30 years ago I bought a ‘Red Lion’ amaryllis. (Hipsterum ‘Red Lion’, zones 8-10 or as a houseplant) and sent it to my grandmother Helena, who lived in Krakow, Poland, to help it survive especially cold weather. He loved it! She herself was a gardener and horticulturist, so ‘Red Lion’ was much appreciated. At the time, it was impossible to find amaryllis bulbs in Poland. Fast forward to a gloomy winter of 2020; I remembered how much joy and happiness an amaryllis bulb brought to my grandmother, so I got ‘Pink Surprise’ to sprinkle some cheer during the epidemic winter blues.

This pink beauty began the annual cycle of flowering and watering. I brought the pots into the garden for the summer and went dormant in early fall with the hope that when they woke up they would gratefully produce flower stems.

Close-up of red magic touch amaryllisMy collection now includes the beautiful ‘Magic Touch’. . . ,

Close-up of red and white striped sunshine nymph amaryllis. . . ‘Sunshine Nymph’. . . ,

Close up of white amaryllis flower. . . Beautiful ‘White Denver’. . . ,

Close-up of pink and white apple blossom amaryllis. . . Classic pink ‘Apple Blossom’. . ,

Close to Red Lion Amaryllis. . . And of course ‘Red Lion’, the variety that started it all.

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