I had the opportunity to plant them two weeks ago, to make sure that they would start blooming, beautiful flowers by Thanksgiving or Christmas. I have read that they make great holiday gifts, a perfect addition to a home's holiday decor, and easy to grow indoors.
My Amico and Alfresco Mini Amaryllis bulbs from Blooming Bulb Review
Since this was my first time, I wanted to make sure that I followed the instructions on the outside of each brown package, when they arrived. I purchased each bulb back in June, and they were scheduled to ship out to my home, in the Fall, from Blooming Bulb. I purchased them ahead of time because I waited too late to plant flowers this year (2015) and they didn't get a chance to bloom, so I wanted to be prepared this Fall and for Spring 2016. Blooming Bulb sent me a shipping confirmation in October that my bulbs were on the way and they came ready to plant. I waited two weeks to plant them because it was extremely warm in Los Angeles and stored them in the vegetable tray in my refrigerator to keep them nice and cool.
In the following video, I show you how I planted the Amico and Alfresco Mini Amaryllis bulbs. I also show you the progression of their growth after 2 weeks and watering them once a week.
Since I have had such a fantastic experience thus far with Blooming Bulb, they are my go-to for seeds, bulbs, and gardening gifts. They ship on time, according to their pre-established schedule, and their seeds and bulbs actually grow! I am very pleased with my results. Gardening has become a very relaxing hobby for me that I hope to explore even more with other types of plants and flowers from Blooming Bulb. By the way, I'm working on planting some Anemones, which will be ready to bloom, beautiful, red, flowers in the early to mid Spring! I can't wait to share their progress with you!
If you're looking for a reliable company to purchase seeds, bulbs, and other gardening gifts from, for the holidays, and throughout the year, I highly recommend Blooming Bulb.
Update on Alfresco Bulb Growth
It took 3 1/2 weeks to see their first bloom. They are SO fragrant and simply beautiful! Once they finish blooming, I will be letting the bulb go dormant in my cool, dark cabinet, for about 2 months, so that I can begin the growing process again, in fresh soil, since they will continue to grow for you throughout the year, if you do this.
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