Saturday, July 28, 2012

Amaryllis 1, 2, 3, 4

Since they are usually received as gifts, you see Amaryllis most often blooming in the early spring. However, mine is a couple of years old. It didn't even bother to sprout this spring, and I assumed I had probably killed it last year with my off-and-on care.

Imagine my surprise when it presented me with a tall, budded stalk on my birthday! It looked like this on Wednesday:

This (below) on Thursday:

This (below) on Friday:

and THIS today (Saturday):

But it hasn't opened yet! Perhaps by the time I return from Church tomorrow . . .

I am a gardening wuss, so this is the first time I've had any success with a potted flower. I am so excited that waiting is not my favorite sport! Stay tuned . . . I'm not knitting anything to do with it, but my lately-arrived hummingbird may love it so I am watching!