Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Amazing Amaryllis



As I sit, writing this column, a gorgeous amaryllis plant is towering above me from her perch in the middle of the kitchen table.

She stands, rather majestically, more than three feet tall!



Several weeks before Christmas, hubs brought the amaryllis bulb home and planted her. 

Almost immediately, a tiny green shoot peeked its head up above the dirt.



That plant grew like a miniature beanstalk such as known in the children's story "Jack and the Beanstalk."



Holy smokers.  When she bloomed, she gave not one incredibly gorgeous flower, but four!



We are enjoying the immense beauty of this plant which is such a special and precious gift from God to His children.

DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FOLKLORE OF AMARYLLIS?

12 comments:

marianne said...

Don't know much about the amaryllis, but yours sure is a beauty! The color is so beautiful too. Wonderful to have a bit of Spring in the winter.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful plant!!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is just beautiful! I know nothing of the amaryllis, except that when January comes, I always wish I'd planted a bulb earlier. :-) I think I'll go write it on my calendar for next Christmas!

Terri Tiffany said...

Lovely flower photos! I might not be blogging as much but I plan to visit blogs still especially you!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Amaryllis photos are great, Susan! I love how you took pics at various different angles. A really pretty flower, indeed.

love, ~Sheri

diane.stetson said...

Pretty flower and pretty colors too. Enjoy it as it may be snowing outside soon!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

She is an absolute beauty. xo Laura

Merlesworld said...

I have bright red one in my backyard it's a bit nothing all year but when it flowers it's just lovely.
Merle.............

Chatty Crone said...

She is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lady Linda said...

How very pretty Susan. I have never tried to grow one of these but always admire them.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Things are improving and I think this time, I can get back to my blogger friends.
Hope all is well in your world dear friend.

Babs said...

Stunner! Fab. Photos. U r amazing!

Bindi said...

hi Susan! Anna is here (Hindustanka). Created another blog, and hoping something will work this time.

I don't know any folklore related to amaryllis, but it grows in India, and we have bright red flowers here, they are very beautiful indeed!

Have a fabulous day ahead!
Hugs!

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