In early February some friends came to visit and brought us an amaryllis bulb which I planted in a small pot and placed on my kitchen windowsill. It took about six weeks before I saw much change, but after the bud and leaves appeared, the stem shot up very quickly. I had to move the plant because it was too tall to remain on the windowsill. Four flowers bloomed on the stem which had become over three feet tall.
This was my first experience with an amaryllis. The flowers were beautiful but unfortunately have now faded.
“In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.” (Okakura Kakuz)