Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Amaryllis

Here is a sneak peek at one of our Christmas traditions. It is the official gift for our grandparents, school teachers & primary teachers.

In mid-October we buy a bunch of the amaryllis bulb kits and plant them. Over the next few weeks they are fascinating to watch grow. And when they is so unexpectedly pretty you can't help but smile. Some bulbs grow quickly and are ready to blossom by Thanksgiving while others creep along at a snails pace. Still others turn out to be duds, they shoot up leaves but seem to forget the part involving the stalk and blossom. This year out of the 14 we planted it looks like 2 will be duds.

Just because it is winter it is no excuse to not be surrounded by living growing plants. Plus I can move these potted plants around everyday and they don't mind a bit.