Red amaryllis
Thursday January 18th 2007, 12:34 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis

We interrupt this frigid January to haul my birthday present, a red amaryllis bulb, outside for a photo session. Add a little water and window time to that dead-looking brown clumpy thing in the dirt and see what you get. It’s that simple.

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Happy Birthday! It’s my husband’s birthday, too. Can’t wait to see your book.

Comment by terri 01.18.07 @ 7:36 pm

Thank you, and happy birthday to your husband! And, oh, oops, sorry, mine was December 13th, which is when I got given this bare bulb. They bloom fast! Amaryllises are the perfect antidote to winteriness, and the only birthday present I ever ask for (well, other than Sea Silk yarn this year.) That may be why I’m up to (running off and counting) 39 bulbs in their pots, and am glad I have skylights as well as windows in this house.

Comment by AlisonH 01.18.07 @ 8:01 pm

Happy birthday to you!!! Those are just gorgeous!

Lovely! I love (and maybe envy a little) people who have green thumbs, as I unfortunately do not.

Just marvelous colors. Makes me wish I was an expert spinner/dyer – to see if I could capture and recreate that velvety, rich red with that hint of luster that living things have in yarn. Lovely. Inspiring. Sigh. Someday. (mentally files it away) – I’d even call it ‘Red Amaryllis’.

Comment by Miss Knotty 01.18.07 @ 9:45 pm

But that’s one of the things about amaryllises: all you need is a window and water. Water it every other day before it comes up, then every day after it does. And there you go.

Comment by AlisonH 01.20.07 @ 10:31 pm

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