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Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Nov, 13, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

Ready to be a kid again this winter? Watch amaryllis bulbs push up their sturdy stems so fast you can almost see the growth with your naked eye. Then enjoy the trumpet-shaped blooms on each stem. This coming week on #plantchat, find out the best amaryllis bulb varieties, and the best ways to grow them (and get them to rebloom the next year).

The   American Horticultural Society , Longfield Gardens, and   Corona Tools  will be sharing their knowledge of Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb with you. Prizes awarded during this #plantchat will be a Longfield Gardens amaryllis gift kit, and a  one-year membership  from the American Horticultural Society. 

You're Invited to Tweet  

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager,  Charlotte Germane, tweeting as  @AHS_Gardening,Communications Manager & Associate Editor, Viveka Neveln, tweeting as @VivNevAHS, and special guest Marlene Thompson of Longfield Gardens tweeting as @LFGardens  on the topic of Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb. The live chat begins Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Share your thoughts and takeaway exciting tips and info including:

  • How to plant amaryllis – Pros and cons of growing the bulbs in soil or water.
  • Which amaryllis bloom first – It’s the source of the bulb, not when you plant them.
  • Bulb size relates to number of blooms – How many blooming stems do you want?
  • New varieties of amaryllis – When you want more than just solid red, there are many options.
  • Reblooming year to year – Tricks of the trade to give your amaryllis such a good summer it will rebloom the following winter.
  • Amaryllis versus hippeastrum – Find out what to call these fabulous flowering bulbs.

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS

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