It’s December and windy and cold and we do have snow on the ground….just a little but enough to make you know it’s winter even though the calendar states it’s fall for a few more weeks.
Planting season is way behind us where I live but there are always these little kits you see in the stores.
They look pretty easy. Open up a box and there is a sack of dirt and a nice looking bulb inside.
How hard can it be? Pour the dirt in a pot, stick the bulb in and water…..and wait….and wait…and wait.
Some even come with their own pretty pot like mine did.
I have been waiting for THREE Decembers and have yet to have a flower! Each year I finally get tired of looking at the green stem and place the whole project out in the garage. Sometime in the late fall I will rediscover it with it’s little green head peeking up from the soil begging me to give it another chance.
Hey! This year things are looking better! Look at that healthy bulb and thick stem!
And look at the blooms I have going on!
I think the garden centers would call this a double!
I must have finally caught on to this forced bulb project.
There is a reason my town calls me the
Silk Plant Lady! :)
These beauties are being delivered to my customer’s home tomorrow for her mantle along with some silk garlands, wreaths and floral arrangements.
The flowers don’t look so shiny in real life. Sorry I didn’t capture the best picture.
Do you have the knack of growing amaryllis? I would love to have a REAL flower in my home for Christmas but I just don’t seem to have any luck with them.
Any pointers for me?
I’m joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life today