This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Jas. R. Townsend, New York, writes: " Will some of your correspondents, who have had experience, give me some information regarding Amaryllis Belladonna and Vit-tata, and the Nerine. When they should be dried off, and for how long, and when they should be started into growth again; should they be kept without any water, like the other Amaryllis? Secondly. By proper attention to growing and resting, can they be made to bloom every year like Amaryllis Prince of Orange, Regina, etc, &c? The writer has no trouble with these, but the Belladonnas and others will not bloom. Any information you can give would much oblige. The writer has no green-house, only cold-frames and hot-beds".