Chase Away The Winter Blues With This Awesome Amaryllis GIVEAWAY

AppleBlossom Amaryllie

‘Apple Blossom’ Photo Credit: Longfield Gardens

If there is one bulb that comes out of Holland that I am enamored with, it’s an Amaryllis. We grow heirloom Amaryllis here in our Alabama garden outdoors. So easy to grow, many are grown indoors and provide such joy in the dark winter months.


‘Spartacus’ – Photo Credit: Longfield Gardens

The folks at Longfield Gardens carry a beautiful selection of Amaryllis and other bulbs for garden. With over 80 years of combined experience in the bulb industry, they bring quality bulbs for all to enjoy.  Check out their website at 

I am proud to be able to offer this giveaway to my readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post as to why you would love to have one of these beauties… Contest closes at Midnight Friday February 13, 2015. Winner will be announced on Saturday February 14, 2015.

Good Luck & Happy Gardening

UPDATE: Saturday Feb 14, 2015:
Congratulations to Bernice of Realistic Cooking Blog, winner of our Awesome Amaryllis Giveaway. 

Thanks to all who entered!


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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18 Responses to Chase Away The Winter Blues With This Awesome Amaryllis GIVEAWAY

  1. Cheryl Ellenburg says:

    What beautiful Amaryllis! if this is an example of a bulb from Longfield Gardens I want to become one of their customers. Healthy bulbs become great, big healthy plants!

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  2. Mike L. says:

    Few plants provide such amazing beauty in such a compact space as the Amaryllis. Definitely “show stoppers”. Thanks for the opportunity to participate, and as always, your blog is always an enjoyable read. Happy gardening.

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  3. I just love the amaryllis plant. I grow them every year for that special joy that they create during the cold and dreary months of our northeast winters. Would love another addition to my amaryllis tribe.

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  4. Susan Elliott says:

    I would love one of these beauties in my home!

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  5. Chris, I’ve just discovered the joys of amaryllis as you might know from Instagram. I never win anything, Chris, never ever. (This is a shameless ploy for sympathy.)

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  6. Carol Hanson says:

    I love having flowers in the middle of the long dreary winter; here we can count on at least five months of snow or worse dead brown landscape. amaryllis have such long lasting blooms and bloom time! thanks for your great blog and the chance to win!

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  7. Sheena Myers says:

    I LOVE amaryllis! I usually either receive one as a gift at Christmas or I find them marked down after Christmas & give them a home. 🙂 Neither happened this time so to win one would just be fabulous! And you are so right the blooms do chase the winter blues away, they are so gorgeous & last a long time. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! 😀

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  8. Bernice says:

    I would love to have an Amaryllis because its beautify would be appreciated (once bloomed of course) after a long, harsh winter in the North East with bitter cold temperatures. (Did I mention the wind chill has been in the negative numbers and blizzard like conditions?) This beautiful flower would be something to look forward to and so appreciated. 🙂

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  9. paxami says:

    Even in sunny SoCal we need to be brightened up sometimes. What a lovely giveaway.

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  10. Cindy Worch says:

    I love, love, love Amaryllis. Such a great way to get a little bit of spring in the middle of winter.

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  11. lorieb says:

    I love amaryllis, plant some every November to bloom in time for Christmas. Wish they would survive our winters here so I could plant some outdoors.

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  12. Lara Ruiz says:

    Amaryllis were one of the 1st flowers my Mom ever gave me.They treat you with a lovely bloom each year and if you are lucky they multiply and you can share them with friends. It would be a great treat to add them into my garden.

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  13. Susanne B. says:

    Beautiful flowers, and scents of spring. Amaryllis would make all the snow seem to melt away. Okay maybe not all three feet of snow, that may take awhile.😀

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  14. Alabama Daisy says:

    I’ve tried to grow amaryllis before & all I got was beautiful leaves. What did I do wrong? I’d love to have one of these, but I’d love some advice so I’d be successful.

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  15. Amaryllis bloom in my shady house and cheer the place.

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  16. End of Contest comment. Congratulations to Bernice of the Realistic Cooking Blog!


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