I received an amaryllis from Longfield Gardens to facilitate this review and test the product. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.
There is an outside possibility that you may have detected my subtle rebellion against all things winter, recently. There’s only been a moderate amount of
whining conversation floating around social media with my face attached to it and one or two lines of venting casual mention here and there on the blog. Just a little bit. 🙂 You’ll be delighted to know, if you were one of the really astute people who picked up on my winter blues, that I’m creating my own little spring oasis in the kitchen and I’m feeling loads better!
The seed catalogs have arrived and I’m actually getting ready to start a few tomato plants for our garden. That always perks me up! But the truly warmth-inspiring and hope-of-spring indulging plant that I planted this week is a GORGEOUS Red Lion Amaryllis from Longfield Gardens and it’s sitting in my kitchen window. Actually, it’s more in it’s “caterpillar stage”, at the moment, but amaryllis grow so quickly, I’m certain it’s butterfly-like metamorphosis is near at hand.
It’s so simple to get everything together and plant your amaryllis, straight out of the box. Literally, everything I needed was included. First I unpacked the moss, bulb and soil that were nested into the planter.
Now all that’s left is planting the bulb, adding the remainder of the soil, covering it with the sphagnum moss and watering. That’s got to be the easiest gardening project you will tackle this year and the payoff is going to be AWE-mazing! I can’t wait to see that first brilliant red bloom!
Plants are sort of like frugal “therapy” for me. 🙂 New life, fresh and green, replacing the earth’s oxygen, beautiful colorful blooms, nourishing food for the fam — what’s not to love? There’s just something about digging in the soil and planting seeds, nurturing them and waiting for God to grow them into something that gives us joy with all its beauty or that can nourish our families with healthy food, that really gets me going (and/or soothes and calms me, whichever descriptor best portrays, relaxation and calm, for you 🙂 ).
Am I excited? You bet! This is my first, best hope for spring! It has revitalized and encouraged me and I’ll send you a snapshot when it’s blooming and I’m basking in the glow of this Red Lion beauty!
So, are you aching for spring and needing your own little garden oasis in the kitchen? Check out Longfield Gardens and look at all the gorgeous amaryllis varieties you can choose from. Or maybe you’re in outdoor planting mode, or planning for outdoor planting. They have a great selection of spring bulbs, like Dahlias, Lilies, Gladiolus, Caladium, Elephant Ear and Begonias. If you get more enthusiastic about edible landscapes, then Longfield Gardens is still a great place to start looking for your favorite perennial plants like asparagus and blueberries, or raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb. There’s something to stir that hope of spring in everyone and I’m guessing you’ll find your perfect inspiration.
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