Hippeastrum in Summer

As soon as it’s warm enough each year, I put all my hippeastrum (amaryllis) under the pecan tree in the yard–Usually all are done blooming then and are growing their leaves–After a few months they go in the sun for the summer, as here on the deck steps–I love the big, strap-like leaves–Massing the pots together emphasizes their lushness–Some of these plants are 3 ft high–

In august I’ll stop watering them, lay them under the deck on their sides, and let the foliage die–In November it’s time to start over–

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