Saturday, April 02, 2011

Once Again

Every year my amaryllis never fail to reward me with bright, exotic beauty. This year I took off on travel during the time I was supposed to retrieve them from their dark place in the basement.  When I pulled them out and planted them in fresh potting soil and then tucked them close to the sunny window...this is what they looked like, huge white worms.  They were not going to wait for me and had already begun to stretch their necks in those black bags where they rest in that dark prison each winter.  Since their imprisonment was only temporary, I was careful not to snap their pale necks.





A few weeks later this was my reward.  They always remind me of baleen whales in their shape,  either that or fat opera singers that smile
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Maybe in another post I will show them in full bloom, but I actually enjoy this 'pre-pubescent' time just as much.


(In case you cannot tell...blogger is giving me fits with font styles and sizes today!)

12 comments:

Lynilu said...

Lovely pictures! I've never had much luck with amaryllis, but I think they are gorgeous flowers. I admire your skill with them or perhaps your diligence and patience with the process. The diligence is probably my downfall.

Thanks for your stop at my blog. I appreciated your comment! Hope you drop by again. :)

Brian Miller said...

my oh my how beautiful your garden grows...esp like that last one...

Sarah Knight said...

Looks beautiful : )

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful - like Lynilu I never had much luck with this flower.
I think if I had a basement - it might help.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's fun -- and quite spectacular. Amazing how they almost have a mind (and will) of their own ... even in the dark.

deb colarossi said...

Things like this never cease to amaze me...
and I love how you made the connections here..
you have the mind of an artist.

Monkey Man said...

Beautifully captured. Great texture and playful description.

Pauline said...

that last photo is magnificent - what color and shape!

Rachel Cotterill said...

They're looking gorgeous :)

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Wow...!Lovely clicks.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your Amaryllis blooms are gorgeous... I have never had an amaryllis --but I'd love to have one IF it looked like yours.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kerri said...

I agree - the emergence is as lovely as the blossoms.
They are beautiful things. I'm glad they're blooming for you in spite of their prolonged imprisonment :)
I have 2 overwintered bulbs in bud that are shooting up daily. Neither one is marked so their colors are a mystery until they open.