BULBS TO BEAT THE BLUES
While I appreciate the break from endless harvests, I do miss the blooms. This year we trialed a handful of double flowering Christmas amaryllis from Van Engelen as a winter bloom. They continue to impress; most bulbs have sent up two shoots loaded with long-lasting blooms. They also last for weeks in the vase, especially if you prune off mature blooms as they pass. My favorite varieties have been Zombie, Snow White and Rozetta.