Pike Nursery: Amaryllis and Paperwhite Bulbs - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Pike Nursery: Amaryllis and Paperwhite Bulbs

Posted: Updated:

Halloween has past and Christmas is just 7 weeks away. Now is the perfect time to plant amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs to get dazzling, festive blooms just in time for Christmas!

Melodie McDanal joined the Good Day Atlanta crew on Friday. Watch the video above for more.

Tips from Pike Nursery:

Amaryllis
- Easy to grow
- Develop huge showy flowers ranging in color from white, pink to red
- Pike Nurseries has the best selection of amaryllis bulbs – at least 6 different varieties at every location

Paperwhites
- One of the simplest bulbs to grow and are a member of the daffodil family
- Very fragrant clusters of white blooms

Planting Amaryllis and Paperwhites
- Use a pot that is about 4 inches deep
- Place an inch of soil or gravel at the bottom of the pot
- If the pot has holes, plant the bulbs into potting soil
- If the pot does not have a hole, use gravel to hold the bulbs in place
- For amaryllis, plant one bulb in the pot
- For paperwhites, crowd as many bulbs into the pot with the roots facing down
- Allow about a pinky finger width between bulbs
- Fill the pot with soil or gravel until just the "noses" of the bulbs are poking out
- Water
- With gravel, add just enough water to reach the roots – water coving the bulb itself can cause root rot
- With the soil, simply keep moist
- Keep in a cool, dry and indirectly lit location until the leaves begin to emerge.
- Once the leaves emerge, move to a sunnier location in your house
- You should have blooms in 6-8 weeks
- Pike Nurseries carries amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs, pots or have ready-to-go kits to make planting super easy

FREE Customer Class
Bulb Forcing Class this Saturday at 10am and Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30pm

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Hidden fees in checking accounts: Who's transparent, who's not

    Hidden fees in checking accounts: Who's transparent, who's not

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:10:06 GMT
    We already know about some of the fees our banks charge -- the monthly fee, the overdraft charge, out-of-network and minimum balance fees. That's standard stuff. But did you know that the average checking account has 30 fees attached?
    We already know about some of the fees our banks charge -- the monthly fee, the overdraft charge, out-of-network and minimum balance fees. That's standard stuff. But did you know that the average checking account has 30 fees attached?
  • Casting Call: August 27

    Casting Call: August 27

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:50:59 GMT
    Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of August 13.
    Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of August 13.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices