Each winter I order at least one new variety of Amaryllis.
This year I ordered two.
Half-and-half is still blooming and has sent up a second stalk.
Benfica is making me wait.
Its buds are dreamy red velvet.
Every day there is slow progress toward blooming.
It is a joy to watch.
I will be happy when I finally see the faces of its flowers.
Until then, I am enjoying the anticipation.