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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, September 3, 2012

{Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum in Our Garden}

  • As promised yesterday, now I like to show you our Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum in Our Garden, here in Georgia/USA. 
  • We're having heavy thunderstorms right now, so the weather for the garden is great. Not for blogging, as I accidentally hit the Publish button instead of Save... scared I would loose it all when the power could go off. Never mind; thanks to God for lots of rain!
  • Following photos are from our July blooms of the Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum in our garden. 
  • 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:

  • This is the reward, a gorgeous showcase of fragrant white blooms!
  • My husband Pieter did dig them up and planted them in a huge planter.

We also have provided an avid collector, Patrizia Ianne, in Bassano del Grappa, Italy with some plants.

  • Pieter did dig up some young plants complete with bulbs and leaves, from this very planter, and we sent them via FedEx 2nd day air, to Patrizia Ianne's friend in San Francisco. 
  • That friend did travel to Italy for Christmas so she could carry them with her. 
  • Imagine; from Wonosobo, Indonesia to Dublin, Georgia and via San Francisco to Bassano del Grappa in Italy. 
  • We hope that hers did as well as ours this year. 
  • Last year they barely survived with the extreme heat and drought, that's the reason my husband had to dig them up in order to save them. 
  • Here they are adjacent to the make-shift plastic greenhouse for not quite hardy plants in planters during winter. It is to the side of our green house. 

  • This is how the wavy leaves look like and how the plant starts budding out...

  • Thanks to natural rain, they look super healthy!

  • Raindrops always look special on any plant. This is a large planter with yummy potting soil and one can tell that they look happy!

  • FIVE blooms on one stem!
  • Wonder how their siblings in Bassano del Grappa, Italy turned out this summer...

  • Same stem only two and a half hours later...

  • We did have another batch of them mid August...
  • Flowers last only one day so you have to make your photo in time for capturing the beauty.
  • Hope you enjoyed these fragrant Hippeastrum Fragrantissimum and their history.

Do any of you keep Amaryllis in the garden?

Related links:

{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


  1. Oh Mariette, you've taken such fabulous photographs of this gorgeous buds, with the rain so freshly dripping from them, I'm so glad you're appreciating the rain and I can see why, as they're blooming beautifully! I'm always amazed how much you know about everything, from antiques, to plants and everything else!! I love to visit you, as you always teach me something. Here in Ecuador we have this lovely flower in many gardens and they sell them in florist shops as well, so I guess you're right, they grow here in the Andean region. Lots of hugs, my dear friend.

  2. Dearest Mariette, your flowers are so lovely and show how much care you have put into growing them, as they are so healthy! It is so nice to have this flower to share with others so far away. I cannot grow these tropical beauties here, but I have enjoyed seeing yours and learning about them. I am happy you are getting some much needed rain! Hugs, Karen xx

  3. Wat een mooi zeg !!!...ze werden ook alweer op de veiling aangeboden afgelopen week...zo vroeg !!...liefs Ria..xxx...

  4. Dearest Mariette,
    Wow, I DO appreciate the information and wow... flowers only last one day!!! That makes them MORE precious to us. Gorgeous pictures of yours today, yes I enjoyed the beauty of them♡♡♡ Haha, still makes me wonder how thier fragrance could be.

    OH, we need the RAIN here. During the day it still feels mid-summer(^^;) They look really happy with the rin, aren't they♬♬♬

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

  5. Olá

    Adoro flores e adoro visitar o seu blog, pois tem fotos maravilhosas, dá gosto passar por aqui.


  6. Liebe Mariette,

    du machst es immer besonders schön.

    Alles Liebe


  7. Il tuo giardino cara amica è incantevole,bellissimo!!
    Mi piace questa iniziativa!!
    Un abbraccio grande cara amica!!
    Venirti a trovare è sempre un piacere!!

  8. bella la nuova intestazione del tuo blog!!!!!!! e meraviglioso il tuo giardino!!!!!! buona settimana e un abbraccio Lory

  9. Beautiful! i have never seen blooms like this.What a treat to see these lovely flowers.Much love to you.XX bea

  10. What beautiful flowers! It's amazing to see them blossom so big from buds in two and half hours. And they last only one day...how special!
    Thank you for your comment in my blog. Our kitties' enclosure has roof and it protects from UV but not from rain..so we have to stay inside the house when it's raining. I hope your Barty lets you brush him again :-)

  11. Sempre belli i tuoi fiori,Mariette!Potrei avere un po' di thè?Baci,Rosetta

  12. Dearest Mariette,
    At Italy Pieter did dig up some young plants and you sent them via fedex 2nd day air after was beautiful rain all time for your green house.
    Hugs and love to you Always.

  13. Dearest Marriett; I so happy that you finally received some rain. Your photos are brilliant ~ I hope you get to know how their Italian Cousins are doing. What a fabulous story of their (bulbs) travels the receipts will have.

    Happy Labour Day! Hugs to you both, C. (HHL)

  14. Dearest Mariette,
    when I see all your beautiful flowers, I think, your garden must be a paradise! And all those wonderful fragrances... wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us!
    Have a wonderful week,
    love and hugs,

  15. Che meraviglia!!!!
    Io ho un amarillis rosso che sboccia sempre a maggio. Sul mio blog alla sezione fiori ci sono le sue foto!
    Grazie di tutto.

  16. Dearest Mariette, These pictures are awesome. That is a beautiful plant. It is just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.
    Love to you, Ginger

  17. Lovely, simply lovely. At first glance, I thought that looks like our Crinum jagus. The buds and blooms are very similar; the leaves are different. The taxonomy is difficult to understand between the crinums, hippeastrums and other relatives, all wonderful to grow. Crinum jagus smells of vanilla.

  18. You mentioned amaryllis seeds. I saved a fat seed pod from one of my amaryllis plants last Christmas and planted the seeds using the method of floating them in a bowl of water and transplanting to soil when roots are a half inch long. Here I am with a half dozen little plants growing. I think they take about 3-4 years to see blossoms. I put the last trials into the open ground too soon and they never got much size. These will stay inside.

  19. There is a terrible echo in here, is there? I kept thinking my comment did not save. Can you delete a few of the repeats?


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