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Monday, September 2, 2013

{Our Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum 2013}

Our fragrant Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum was blooming on August 1, in Our Garden, here in Georgia/USA
Here I have cut off one stem with no less than 8 flowers. Some were still buds but nevertheless!
Looking perfect in this tall Baccarat crystal vase.
  • They are of the Amaryllidaceae familly. There are supposed to be varieties that originated in South America and also in South Africa. 
  • The link South Africa and Indonesia is a very logic one, since both countries belonged to The Kingdom of The Netherlands.
  • Lots of Javanese people were brought to South Africa from Indonesia, to cultivate the fields as they were very adept and natural gardeners. 
  • With that, of course plants and bulbs have gone back and forth as well. Enjoy our Indonesian species of fragrant white Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum:
A very green lawn we have this year due to all the heavy rains.
The sky is again looking pregnant with rain here...
There was no way to make any decent photos inside the home so I used this table on the patio outside our Rose Suite.
The second link below this post will tell you more about how we got this Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum from Indonesia, where we worked and lived.
We are sure glad we did bring a bulb from our Indonesian garden home with us!
They are such a reward each year. 
Highly fragrant too!
Here they are, in their big planter in front of our greenhouse. Under the left blossom you see the steps of our gazebo...
This photo is from August 18, when other blossoms had opened up.
A very happy and healthy plant and we're so glad for having something from the country where we used to work and live...

Related links:
{Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum in Our Garden} | previous post by me
{Our Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum in Wonosobo, Indonesia} | previous post by me
{Heavenly Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum} | previous post by me
{New Heavenly Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum} | previous post by me
{Our Tropical Patio with Orchids in Indonesia} | previous post by me

64 comments:

  1. We grow them here in Australia as well. My favorite is the white one. You are lucky you could bring it in from overseas. We are not allowed to bring in any plant material here from overseas.

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Oh, I bet you have those in Australia. This is so beautiful and highly fragrant. Well, we were daring from bringing home this one, clean bulb and getting it to grow. We had it in our planter box on our patio at the house in Indonesia.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  2. We also have these gorgeous flowers here too and I just found out it's lovely name in Latin too! I also love the pretty flower vase Mariette. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and enjoy what's left of summer weather too!
    FABBY

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Hope yours is also the fragrant variety. They are such exotic beauties! Glad you found out now about its Latin botanical name.
      Thank you for liking that Baccarat 'vase'. It might have been a kind of a decanter but I bought it on eBay for the purpose as a special vase. It works well that way!
      Oh, we had such a lovely summer week; unreal as we were not used to sunshine without rain!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    I'm happy your "Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum; amaryllis (we call them, maybe) bloomed in such gorgeous condition♡♡♡ It looks like Lily and beautiful. I found my comment for your former post of this flower from the link. Haha, I did the same thing checking through the pc site of this flower p;) Yes, wish I could enjoy the fragrance♫♫♫

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      This is indeed a very rare and beautiful, heavily fragrant member of the Amaryllidaceae familly. We are lucky that we can keep them alive outside and they bloom so rewarding! Each year it is a feast when they bloom again, so I love to share them here.
      Hugs and love to you,
      Mariette

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  4. delicate beauties. it is neat that you brought that back with you.

    i am hoping you are drying out by now!

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Yeah, we broke the law on this bulb... but we're proud of it and we did wash off all soil as both of us are very familiar with diseases that can be transmitted. Yes, we are drying out! We had a lovely full week of sunshine, low humidity and some wind. Perfect ingredients for drying out.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Oh...and your house looks absolutely gorgeous, my friend.

    FABBY

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Thank you dear friend! Love yours from the inside. Will be hard for you to capture the outside as it is so high!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Mariette,your garden is stunning and you are so clever the way you remember all your plants names. The lily is stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing xx

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    1. Dearest Jeanette Ann,
      Thank you but knowing that both of us are the son and daughter of a market gardener and that we always worked in horticulture explains that. We both LOVE gardening the botanical way and having such interest comes naturally with the botanical name and full info.
      But the Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum is not a lily; they are a member of the Amaryllidaceae familly (Amaryllis).
      Enjoy your Sunday!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Liebe Mariette,

    EIN GEDICHT!
    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, diese exotische Blüten sind wirklich ein Gedicht und auch ihre Geschichte!
      Sonniger Gruß,
      Mariette

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  8. Prachtige bloem Mariette, schitterend. Ja het gras lijkt wel zo groen als in Nederland of Engeland, dat doet soms pijn aan je ogen zo fel. Bij ons is het nu dor en gelig helaas,
    Groeten Janny

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    1. Beste Janny,
      Deze bloem is echt iets heel bijzonders en met name haar geur.
      Ons gras kon met elk grasland op de wereld wedijveren deze 'natte' zomer! Ja, bij jullie is de zomer al over maar hier gaat het gelukkig nog een poosje door. Het is ook een beetje mistig in de morgen.
      Lieve groetjes,
      Mariette

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  9. Dearest Mariette,
    you have wonderful flowers in your garden!
    Happy weekend to you,
    hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      This is a very rare and exotic species and we are proud to have a healthy one!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Ze zijn prachtig !! heel mooi !!...fijne dag liefs Ria...!..x

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    1. Beste Ria,
      En bovenal zijn ze erg zeldzaam; deze kom je niet zomaar tegen.
      Ook een fijne zondag nog.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  11. Liebe Mariette, das sind ganz wundervolle Blüten.
    Kannte ich bislang noch nicht. Danke für das Zeigen
    und beschreiben.
    Einen schönen Sonntag wünscht dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Ja die meisten haben diese noch nie gesehen da sie sehr selten ist!
      Auch ein schöner Sonntag noch!
      Lieber Gruß,
      Mariette

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  12. Cara Mariette, che bello ammirare questi meravigliosi fiori e che bello sfondo verde...con tutta quella pioggia è verde per forza.
    Quà i giardini si stanno riprendendo ora ma ormai le fioriture non sono granchè...c'è stato troppo caldo secco.
    Un caro abbraccio e buona prima domenica di Settembre♥
    Anna

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    1. Cara Anna,
      Questi fiori sono meravigliosi e sai che due viven in Bassano del Grappa con Patrizia Ianne? Lei aveva una collezione di hippeastrum, ma lei era alla ricerca di quelli rari profumati. Così abbiamo inviato due piante a San Francisco, spedizione durante una notte, e il suo amico li ha portatoli in Italia per lei...
      Ci dispiace che il vostro giardino è asciutto, abbiamo avuto che nel 2011 e ora l'opposto!
      Anche voi una buona prima domenica sera di Settembre!
      Un abbraccio fuerte,
      Mariette

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  13. Good Afternoon Mariette, This is such a beautiful plant and I hoped it would be fragrant and so of course I was so pleased when you said that it was.
    It must have been very interesting living in Indonesia and so lovely to bring a little part back with you.
    Gosh, you sound as if you have had a dreadful summer in your part of America. I thought normally you had quite hot, humid summers.
    Living in England, as you know, we always have a lot of rain and the bonus is, lush green lawns, and I can see how lush yours lawn is.
    It is lovely to catch up with you.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Dearest Daphne,
      Glad you liked our fragrant exotic from the tropics! It was worth it for sneaking in one bulb from our former garden in Indonesia. Glad it survived and multiplied over the years.
      Oh, England has the prettiest gardens, due to it moderate climate with plenty of rain. But your rain is by far not as much as we get and here it is only for a couple of hours, not for days having a nice drizzle... Yes, we had a dreadful summer with way too much rain. But now it is lovely and we finally can dry out.
      Enjoy your first week of September!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Dearest Mariette, This is a most beautiful plant. It seems to dance in air and belies its strength...so delicate looking. I can just imagine the heavenly scent. Thanks for sharing with us today.
    Love to you and Pieter, Ginger

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    1. Dearest Ginger,
      This is indeed a rare exotic and we´re so thrilled that it survived from just one bulb! The scent is very rewarding but I cannot pass that on virally...
      Happy Sunday to you and Bob.
      Love,
      Mariette

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  15. This is an amazing flower but the most impressive are your photos Mariette!The white flowers in front of an incredible lush greenery!Ouah! So beautiful!

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    1. Dearest Olympia,
      Thank you, the combination of lush green (first summer EVER) with such an exotic flower seems to work!
      Enjoy your new week.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Prachtig hoor Mariette, deze bloemen! Je ziet inderdd dat het familie is van de Amaryllis. En wat n leuke uitdrukking dat de lucht "pregnant" is met regen....had ik nog nooit gehoord!
    Fijne dag nog!
    Nicole

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    1. Beste Nicole,
      Ja, een zwangere lucht... dat heb je beslist ook vaker gehoord in Nederland! De hele Amaryllis familie is mooi maar het bijzondere is dat deze zo geurend is.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  17. Wat een prachtige bloemen Mariette. Onvoorstelbaar dat it bij jullie zomaar in de tuin bloeit :-)

    Fijne week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Beste Madelief,
      Ja gezien onze latitude van Tunesië is het best begrijpelijk qua klimaat. We hebben ook Amaryllis in de tuin, die komen ook elk jaar terug.
      Maar deze zeer zeldzame geurende Hippeastrum koesteren we toch wel heel erg!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  18. Hello dear Mariette
    Oh this Hippeastrum is spectacular!
    How wonderful that you brought the bulb back from Indonesia with you and it is thriving!
    It's such joy picking these magnificent blooms and 8 flowers on each stem - WOW!

    Enjoy your new week as it unfolds....
    much love and hugs
    Shane xox

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    1. Dearest Shane,
      You bet how we enjoy this rare plant; so glad we rescued it! Indeed, having 8 flowers per stem is unique. She seems to be very rewarding.
      We are enjoying our first sunny day of September.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Serena,
      Yes it sure is magnificent and two of ours went all the way to Bassano del Grappa in Italy!
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  20. They're so perfect, Mariette, that it's hard to imagine that they are real. They must smell divine. <3

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    1. Dearest Stacy,
      Oh, they do smell divine and everything about them is exotic.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. Woo very nice and not a flower I can remember seeing before

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      More than likely not as these are very rare!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  22. Wow, dear Mariette, you are really spoiling us with the most magnificent tropical flowers!!!
    Most of your flowers look very exotic to me, due to the different climate, and it's really a treat to get to see so many amazing beauties! This flower is truly stunning! Thank you for sharing! :)
    Wishing you a wonderful, sunny September!
    Hugs :)

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    1. Dearest Anna,
      Most of our flowers are special since they are quite rare and especially this one is such a gem. As stated before, two plants did travel to Bassano del Grappa in Italy to a collector. These are exotic beauties and so fragrant!
      Hugs to you and to a wonderful September!
      Mariette

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  23. Your flowers are beautiful! I love the vase, too. It's perfect for such lovely flowers. And it's great you have something from the country you lived before. It's like living memory :-)
    We had thunderstorms today and lost internet connection the whole afternoon. It got back a little while ago. I hope it will be sunny tomorrow. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Sure this is a beautiful and very exotic 'living memory' from the country we loved to work and to live!
      Oh my, hopefully you're not getting an overdose on thunderstorms! We have to steer clear of those for September. We enjoyed an afternoon on the balcony!
      Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  24. Flowers are always a miracle, I'm very bad at knowing names of flowers and plants but I enjoy even the smallest

    Hugs

    Marina

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    1. Dearest Marina,
      Nature has intrigued me all my life and as the daughter of a market gardener it helped further instill a special interest! At the top of my blog I state that we love gardening the botanical way...
      Especially rare species attract our interest.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  25. Dear Mariette,what a lovely garden you have!!
    Your flowers are so beautiful!!!I can imagine the fragrand they have!!
    Wonderful pictures!!!Have a lovely week and a happy new month of September!!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Our garden is huge and the overview does not yield its beauty. But for lifting out one single gem and presenting it in such a way for others to enjoy is rewarding! Wish we could share its fragrance...
      Wishing you also a very lovely September month and happy 1st week of it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  26. Dearest Mariette,
    Tour it mostly Fragrantiss the Hipperstrum very green laun has this year but too much rain.
    The Hippeatrum Indonesian garden your home.
    I love every your flower is all of share with lovely in your gardening.
    Hugs and love to you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Thanks for coming over to enjoy this beauty! She is so special and so is her gragrance!
      Hugs to you and I'm so glad that you enjoy them.
      Mariette

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  27. Wat een prachtige bloemen heb je in de tuin en je weet er ook zoveel van. Prachtig om te zien.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Móóie exoten hè? En de geur zou je moeten kunnen oppikken...
      Ja, als tuindersdochter heb je denk ik een aangeboren liefde voor alles wat groeit en bloeit. In elk geval bij mij wel en Pieter is ook een tuinderszoon dus vullen we elkaar goed aan! Het lukt ons derhalve ook bijna altijd wel om van een bolletje of stekkie iets moois te laten groeien om dit dan met jullie te kunnen delen. Dàt zijn onze 'groei'-kriebels...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  28. sento il profumo!!!!!! buona settimana e buon settembre Lory

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    1. Cara Lory,
      Sì, vogliamo che potremmo condividere quell'odore... Anche una bella settimana di settembre con abbracci.
      Mariette

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  29. Eine wirklich schöne Pflanze, liebe Mariette!
    Und euer Rasen sieht durch den vielen Regen wunderschön aus - unsere "Wiese" hier hat durch die 2-monatige Trockenheit (trotz Rasenbewässerung) eher etwas von "Steppe"...
    Ganz herzliche Rostrosengrüße ˚ ˚ღ。
    Traude

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    1. Liebe Traude,
      Ja diese seltene Blüten sind wirklich traumhaft schön und duften himmlisch. Ja, unser Rasen hat grad wieder einen Segen bekommen, nach gut eine Woch ohne Regen gab es ein starkes Gewitter...
      Vor 2 Jahren hatten wir so ein Trockenheit wo wir 27 von unseren Leyland Cypressen verloren und all unsere Rosen, und, und...
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  30. You have so many beautiful flowers.

    Hugs

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    1. Dearest Elna,
      That's what we love, gardening the botanical way!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  31. Dearest Mariette,
    You never cease to amaze us all. The beauty of the flowers are so nicely preserved and presented by you that it seems like they were made for you to have them in that vase. Beautiful- - - both the flowers and the crystal. Wow the length!!!

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    1. Dearest Munir,
      So glad you enjoyed this exotic beauty in this presentation. The crystal seems to be made for such flower stem!
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  32. Dear Mariette,

    Your flowers are amazing. When I saw your garden with the green and healthy grass seems the botanical garden in Bogor Indonesia ;)
    compliment of your garden.
    big hugs to you

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    1. Dearest Ayu,
      Thank you, we LOVED Bogor and the good thing is that this exotic beauty did come from Indonesia. We brought back one single bulb!
      Hugs to you and best wishes.
      Mariette

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