There are very few things quite as stunning as a pot of forced Amaryllis bulbs in bloom. And the good news is that this exciting process is so easy to achieve year after year, with just a few simple Amaryllis bulb forcing directions under your belt. Unlike other bulbs traditionally forced to fill our homes with flowers during the winter, Amaryllis bulbs require no preparation, and only get better over the years, so whatever you do, don't throw them out! I almost forgot about my pot of bulbs that were in the garage sleeping for the past few months, but it is still not too late, to get started, so here we go! And just to get you inspired, check out my blooming amaryllis bulbs from last year that didn't actually bloom until April since they decided to keep to their own natural clock.
Here is the same pot of amaryllis bulbs that I forced last year. After my bulbs finished blooming indoors, I put the pot outdoors for the summer, and continued to water the plant until August. Then I let the plant dry out and put it in a dark cold spot until I was ready to bring it indoors and start the process all over again. As it turns out, last year only three out of four bulbs bloomed, as one of the bulbs was actually using its energy to make some babies! So this year I separated the babies from the mother bulb, and placed them in their own little pot.