Oh my
Monday November 26th 2007, 5:00 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Amaryllis?  What amaryllis?Every year, my family tells me I have enough amaryllis bulbs already, fer cryin’ out loud, and that I’m not getting any more for my birthday nor Christmas. And that’s final.

And every year I fall for it. Because every year, I look around and go, well, you know, I *do* have quite a few, and mine do tend to bloom year after year, unlike some people who simply toss them when they’re spent for the season.

And every year, I dunno if they were plotting it all along or if they cave at the last moment: after all, it’s such an easy way to make me so happy. I adore amaryllises. I adore planting them. I adore watching them grow. I adore seeing them bloom. The only reason their pictures aren’t plastered all over the front of this blog is that–well–there’s just not space for one more thing. Oh, wait, I think I see a pattern here…inside Lene’s box

Mail came today. A box. “Jolity”? I don’t…where? When did–wait, did I…? Who…?

I opened it. A Candy Cane amaryllis bulb, with a biodegradeable pot, soil, bulb, all ready to go.

chocolate tree chunks and amaryllis pot

Chunks from cocoa trees (how perfect is that?) for helping with drainage at the bottom. A few wheat seeds to add a grassy effect if I want. Even the tiniest tip of a flower bud, and when those start to come, you have to add water quick and let it grow or the stalk will come out stunted. I hunted through the packing slip, trying to figure out where this was coming from–and no, I didn’t wait till my birthday to open it. I’m not getting amaryllises for my birthday or Christmas this year, John said so. So there.bloom where you are planted

“This just screamed you… Best, Lene.”

Oh, Lene. Oh, wow. Oh, THANK YOU!!!

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That reminds me to find a pot and plant my bulb. I hope it’s read. I’ve had them be wrong on that.

Comment by Carina 11.26.07 @ 5:31 pm

What a nice gift!

Comment by Amanda 11.26.07 @ 5:41 pm

I’ve just spent a while reading your blogs (sent over by another blogger, of course) and want to comment to you personally but can’t find an e-mail address. Hardly critical, just not public. If you can …

Comment by Luise 11.26.07 @ 6:04 pm

You’re very welcome! 😉

Comment by Lene 11.26.07 @ 7:16 pm

you may have many bulbs, but what is one more when it obviously makes you so happy!

Comment by marti 11.26.07 @ 7:39 pm

I have a bunch, but they have to go through a rest period before blooming again, and I didn’t cut them back in time for them to do so for Christmas. This one with its bud is all set to go and should be blooming right on cue–it’s perfect!

Comment by AlisonH 11.26.07 @ 8:36 pm

The first Autumn after we married, I was very ill. We were stretched to our limits with twice daily nurse visits and Oscar taking care of my needs. He went to the store and bought 25 amaryllis bulbs, and clustered them against an east facing window. They all bloomed that winter, and the glow of colors as the light shone through them was glorious. We didn’t miss a yule tree at all :-}
We are in a different house now, which had no good windows for plants, BUT this Friday we are having a new front window installed, with an 8″ sill. Maybe I will pick out an amaryllis :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.27.07 @ 4:00 pm

What a wonderful gift! You can never have too many bulbs of your favourite flower. There is no such thing! You can never have enough, kind of like yarn and fibre.

Comment by Vicki 11.27.07 @ 5:43 pm

I like htat kit. most of the ones I see are cheapo ones and not nearly as nice. I mean, grassy effect? I’d be sold too!

Comment by Carol 12.01.07 @ 3:18 pm

picking out the amaryllis bulb, planting, watering,watching,
anticpating,- the gift that keeps on giving!

Comment by susan 12.09.07 @ 5:15 am

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