Tuesday, January 30, 2007
My beautiful amarylis is a bit ahead of these pictures - I have captured it through these last 2 weeks and will begin to post its progression. As it begins to bloom, it gets top-heavy, I usually poke a chopstick down into the soil and use green garden twine to secure the stem and keep it upright.
These flowers come in many colors - this particular bulb was a gift to Tom and I from a good friend. It is in its orginal pot, which is unglazed pottery. I like those better than the plastic pots but I don't think it really matters. This summer, I plan to repot it just one pot-size up. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much I enjoy watching this beauty grow. It helps to satisfy my "itchy" green thumb.