ISSUE 44  |  The New Landscape

Gardenista Giveaway: Waxed Amaryllis Bulbs for the Holidays

November 05, 2015 12:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Dipped in colorful wax, an amaryllis bulb from Holland needs no further attention. Set one gently on a table and prepare to be delighted; it will send up a firecracker display of flowers to last through the winter holiday season.

Imported from Holland, waxed amaryllis bulbs are still somewhat of a novelty here. In fact, last winter when Terrain offered them for sale, the bulbs sold out so fast we couldn’t get our hands on any. So this year we asked Terrain to please set some waxed amaryllis bulbs aside specially for our readers–and we’re thrilled to kick off the holiday season early with a giveaway contest.

Terrain will be giving away a set of six waxed amaryllis bulbs (one each in red, white, blue, silver, burgundy, and green) and six small silver footed plant stools to display them, a value of $270. The contest runs through Nov. 20, when one winner will be chosen randomly. Enter the contest here:

Above: Waxed Amaryllis Bulbs ($35 apiece) arrived this week at Terrain and will be for sale through the holiday season while supplies last.

Above: In the giveaway contest, Terrain will also be giving the winner a set of six Small Footed Plant Stands ($10 apiece) to display the amaryllis bulbs.

Above: The amaryllis needs no additional water or soil to bloom; all the nutrition is in the bulb. The long-blooming flowers will last for up to six weeks.

Enter the contest here.