Amaryllis Bulb

Late in December I was given a very large (6-inch diameter) brown bulb.

Amaryllis bulb

On the last day of the year I rested it in a vase on a bed of glass pebbles with some water.

The first hint of green took about 10 days.
10 days later.

Over the past month the bulb has put forth 2 green stalks.

Once the stem gets going it doesn’t take long.

In the last couple of days the bud has just split itself open to reveal a flower lurking inside.

I think we have rad blossoms on the way.

I think another week will surely release multiple blossoms.

Are you looking forward to to spring bulbs?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Amaryllis Bulb”

  1. Oh yes, I love when the tulips and lilies come up in the garden I planted in memory of my dad. Unfortunately, I can’t do a lot of work in the garden anymore so it is overgrown with weeds and such, But I still watch for the first blooms.

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