I hoped this would happen. For December’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day my amaryllis ‘Christmas Gift’ looked like this:
About 10 days later the flower stalk stood about a foot tall. Somewhere around 15 days after the photo above the flower stalk stood 18 inches tall and a secondary shoot came into view.
By January 8, one flower was fully open.
The second flower was opening.
And the second flower stalk brought more promise.
Each morning since I’ve been greeted by stunning six-inch white blossoms. – their color is as fresh and bright as the newly fallen snow just outside the window – and I’m reminded of the kindness of the woman who gave this bulb to me. It’s truly a wonderful gift that just keeps on giving.
Now head over to May Dreams Gardens, the host of the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day party on the 15th of each month, to feast your eyes on blooms in other gardens