Peeking outside the box
Wednesday March 25th 2009, 7:20 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,Friends,My Garden

imgp72601The first picture is of a money plant, so called for how the seedpods look like a silver dollar; I sowed some inside that planter box 15 years ago, never again, and to this day there are a few upstarts. This year they’re growing on the outside of the box, just to be cute. I guess I got my money compounded with being interesting over the years.

Meantime.  Someone my husband works with stopped by last night, and I was all prepared: I’d found the perfect one.  Plastic pot–no ring of white growing on clay.  Needed watering–no damp spots on the floor of his car.  The stalk just starting–no top-heavy tipping over while he would be taking it home.

imgp7249We showed him the huge dark red amaryllis in the kitchen so he could see what this plant in this pot I was offering him was all about. Then the Hercules amaryllis in the living room. I told him I thought his was red but I wasn’t sure; it should bloom in about two weeks.

“I’ll stop by your house more often!” he grinned.  And he took it home in great delight, eager to show his family.

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Maybe those bankers should have been paid in silver dollar plants. Meanwhile, your amaryllis is gorgeous!

I’m still rather frustrated about getting comments on my blog — I did make a bit of progress . My photo is up and running, so now you can see what this jokester looks like. Interestingly, one person did get in to make a coment.

Enough of my griping — on to something funny:

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby 
sister After a while he asked: ‘Mom why have you got two? Is one  
for hot and one for cold milk?’

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied  
she was so old she didn’t remember any more. Melanie said, ‘If you  
don’t remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say  
five to six.’

Comment by Don Meyer 03.25.09 @ 7:52 pm

I love seeing the spring flowers so lovely:)((((Hugs)))) Darcy

Comment by Darcy 03.25.09 @ 9:20 pm

They are very lovely flowers. Sounds like you made his day!

Comment by Sonya 03.26.09 @ 1:27 am

Hmmm, so not only do you have a little addiction to amaryllises now you’re turning into a pusher. Oh yeah, he’ll be back ; )

Comment by LynnM 03.26.09 @ 2:04 am

Hey Don, I’ve got your blog next to Alison’s on my bar. Can’t wait to see a photo of those pets! I wasn’t able to post a comment as anonymous there.– LynnM

Comment by LynnM 03.26.09 @ 2:08 am

I agree with Lynn M. Pusher! Or is that purveyor of beautiful things? Hmm… 😀

Don, Glad you’ve made progress on the blog! Maybe for the comments, it’s that you have to be logged in. *shrug* Either way, it’s nice to see you!

Comment by Amy 03.26.09 @ 5:50 am

What lovely flowers. I would love to stop by ).

Comment by Henya 03.26.09 @ 6:00 am

The flowers of the money plant are gorgeous, but it sounds like a very invasive plant. The amaryllis is beautiful. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 03.26.09 @ 6:09 am

You are so thoughtful and truly have the heart of a giver. Thanks for inspiring us all.

Comment by Channon 03.26.09 @ 7:55 am

Hoory for amaryllis. Now if only those really *were* silver dollars 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 03.26.09 @ 8:01 am

I discovered while ripping out some rogue money plants that I am quite allergic to them. Not as in anaphylaxis, as in itchy eyes, streaming nose allergic. I was quite surprised. Happily, I no longer live there and no longer have to rip the things out.

Comment by Carol 03.26.09 @ 5:20 pm

I love presents of flowers, to give and receive. Flower power. 🙂

Comment by karin 03.27.09 @ 7:44 am

My Bach choir had a concert on Sunday, with the last rehearsal on Saturday afternoon. When I pulled into the parking lot on Saturday, the singer in the car beside mine tapped on my window and gifted me with a lovely basket planter. She said she had just had it given to her, but that her cats were dedicated plant terminators. So she had decided to give it to the first person she saw. Lucky me! After rehearsal, I drove home and walked in the door with my new planter. I made it about five steps, when my 19 yo daughter suddenly materialized, smiled sweetly, and relieved me of the planter. I must admit, my track record with plants is kinda spotty, and it will undoubtedly do better with our resident green thumb person, even in that landfill she calls a bedroom. 🙂 Even if I didn’t get to keep the plant, receiving it really brightened my day!

Comment by Shirley 03.31.09 @ 4:17 pm

Hi Alison,Love your amaryllis,is it true that ‘Hercules’ only flowers once! and have to be grown indoors,I have recently bought one and hope this is not true.
I have planted it outside in a pot amongst all the others.
I have other amaryllis,and they all flower every year with no problems outside,living in Malta (a small island) the weather is mild.mostly warm to hot,gets cold for 3 months,but no frosts or snow.
Alison I love your blog great photos,especially the ones of your amaryllis,keep it up. 🙂


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