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This time of year flowers are few and far between. Some low-lying dryer parts of the state may have some buttercups and grass widows but here on my hill they remain snow-covered or encased in mud. Blooming house plants do bring some color inside, sometimes unexpectedly. According to The Amaryllis Bulb Company, these plants can bloom from December through June. I had always considered them to be Christmas flowers and wondered why I could not get them to re-bloom during the holiday season. This particular plant also bloomed last summer when it stayed outside on the deck. When fall came, I put it in the coolest room in the house and quit watering it. After it lost all of its leaves about a month ago, I began to water it again. It sent up a flower stalk right away and has been blooming this week. The flowers are stunning and they seem to be calling out to be pollinated. Maybe I should go see if Ken’s bees are awake and if they are interested. Or not. This plant was my mother’s. She had received it as a gift. I have been caring for it for nearly seven years now. Hard to believe she’s been gone that long.

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That’s a lot of photos for one flower. Some many images in that one growing plant.

2 Comments

  1. Teri,
    Your pictures are such a delight to receive in my e-mail box. Always a surprise and never a disappoinment. Thank you for your talents and sharing them.


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