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Learn how to plant the perfect low-maintenance plant ever with Carmen Johnston Gardens!

Did you all know that there is a fashion show for flowers? Amazing, right? It happens twice a year, once in Europe and then once in California. Every year, breeders (basically, the people who make the flowers easy for everyone else to grow) come from all over the world and gather together in a town called Essen in Germany. Just like the designers who show at the fashion shows in Paris and New York, these breeders come to Essen bringing their very best! It is such an incredible sight to see and for this flower child, it was nothing short of magical. There were rows and rows of flowers that I had never seen, which brings me to the perfect low-maintenance plant and today’s post…

There, among all the new and unique blooms, one plant in particular really caught my eye. This extraordinary plant was not growing in water or soil but had the most beautiful bloom. Was it real? I had to touch it to be sure. It was most definitely real and “it” turned out to be an amaryllis growing in a bulb covered in wax.

I had to have them!

Several questions and a few emails later and these beautiful bulbs were at my door. Merry Christmas, to me! It was the end of December and I really was like a kid on Christmas Eve. I am so thrilled to finally share them with you all. One of my ongoing missions in life is to find low-maintenance plants for my friends to grow with ease. This is that plant! No matter what shade of green your thumb is, this plant is guaranteed to give you a beautiful bloom.

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

(Bulb at 1 week)

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

(Bulb at 2-3 weeks)

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

(Bulb at 3-4 weeks; in full bloom and still with more to come!)

I am so inspired by its fun, new look. The possibilities are endless!

Learn how to plant the perfect low-maintenance plant ever with Carmen Johnston Gardens! Learn how to plant the perfect low-maintenance plant ever with Carmen Johnston Gardens! With Valentine’s Day only a week a way, I thought it was the perfect time to tell you all about this plant that has stolen my heart. Hopefully, in the near future, these “Be Mine” bulbs can be yours too!

Learn how to plant the perfect low-maintenance plant ever with Carmen Johnston Gardens! Stay tuned! More about this soon.

Photos by The Photography of Haley Sheffield

Make sure to plant flat side where roots emerge at bottom and pointed tip on top.

Make sure to plant flat side where roots emerge at bottom and pointed tip on top.

Want to know even more about bulbs? Be sure to check out our post on planting bulbs!

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