Update on our Christmas Amaryllis

About 10 days before Christmas, our amaryllis looked like this.  But on Christmas day?  It had bloomed!  All four ways.  It was a spectacular flower and as luck would have it, the final of the four buds opened on Christmas day.   That's a shot of the white/red beauty above.  There were four of these double petal stars for us to enjoy for a few weeks.  

You'll recall that this is the bulb that we picked up at Wannemakers and it was far outperforming the cheap one from Menards.  I'm really so pleased with how this - the $14 version one - worked out for us.  The Menards one ($3 one!), is still chugging along, but it is all green shoots and no stem so far.

Next year, the Babe already has plans to get after these things at scale.  And by 'scale', we're talking about 4 or 5 of them.  She's thinking that in addition to us trying a couple different ones, we can work on a project together and be in a position of gifting them already planted around St. Nick's Day to my Mom and Nat's mom and maybe the kids Godmothers.  That would put us at:

  • 1 + 1 for ourselves
  • 1 + 1 for Moms
  • 1 + 1 + 1 for Godmothers
That's seven of them.  And seven pots and a big bag of good potting mix.  And since we go to the Wannemakers for their annual Christmas Open House which takes place in early November, we should have the timing just about right.   Marking it down here so I remember the feeling when the flowers bloomed during dreary winter.


I'm pretty sure we caught the Christmas flower bug.  

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