Few flowering bulbs can surpass the stately beauty of amaryllis. Master Gardeners will conduct an Online Bulb Sale this weekend featuring varieties of amaryllis with traditional red flowers as well as several other colors.

While the calendar indicated that the fall season arrived several weeks ago, gardeners had to wait a while for some consistent evidence that fall was going to happen.

I experienced two preliminary forms of evidence last week: 1. I had to turn the heater on in my car when driving to work, and 2. I then turned the heating unit on at home before retiring to sleep.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.