Friday, February 8, 2013
My Amaryllis "Red Lion" has finally re bloomed it's been a couple of years of patient growing, and fertilizing since I first got it off the shelf at Walmart for 4 bucks, already trying to bust out it's flower on a tiny 4 inch flower stalk inside the box. Last year it just produced two long glossy leaves, and soaked up the energy I guess. But now it's got two lovely flower stalks. And just in time too, at the height of winter despondence.
February- ugh- what a month, there is nothing quite like February in Manitoba, not close enough to spring to have a breath of warmth, and too far from Christmas to have that pleasant mid-winter festivity glow. The most bleary month of all, and then this little fellow opens up it's head, and at least you've got something growing and thriving. It has me fully committed to buying more Amaryllis this fall- for sure.