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Amaryllis flowers come in colors of pink, red and white and combinations of these. Bulbs can be passed down to friends and family.
—LSU AgCenter/Heather Kirk-Ballard

Get It Growing: Landscapes spring to life

It’s that time of year. The deciduous trees are putting on their leaves. The oaks and pines are producing copious amounts of pollen. Live oaks are shedding leaves to put on new growth.

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After they bloom indoors, you may plant amaryllis bulbs in the garden where they will make long-lived plants that bloom in spring. Amaryllis planted in the garden will get into their natural cycle and bloom in following springs.
—Allen Owings/LSU AgCenter file photo

Get It Growing: Amaryllis from houseplant to garden plant

Few flowering bulbs can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis. Typically blooming in April, this popular bulb is a star performer in the spring garden.

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