Appreciating the Amaryllis

Everyone needs a flower in their future.

I try two new varieties of Amaryllis/Hippeastrum every winter.

These bulbs get put in the garden every spring to produce many more blooms for years to come.

But for now, I need a flower when it’s cold and my garden in brown.

‘Pink Surprise’ Amaryllis

I need a flower when the gray skies make me blue.

I need a flower in January.

No other bloom will do.

I appreciate the giant, gorgeous blooms of the Amaryllis.

Glowing in the window like my own little sun.

Reminding me that winter will end and spring will come.

Flow

15 thoughts on “Appreciating the Amaryllis

  1. They are gorgeous! I have one bud developing right now. I bought a bulb of one called “Apple Blossom” on sale after Christmas. It had bloomed and was growing a few leaves. I repotted it into real soil (it was in a pot without drainage holes, held up with peat moss, obviously intended to be thrown out).

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