My Amaryllis is a cheater. Its true. I waited until the day before Thanksgiving to open the box and get the planting medium set to plant the bulb on Thanksgiving, but when I opened it, I found this.
I guess every year of a tradition has its own story (see the backstory of mine here), and this year it starts with this overachieving Amaryllis already popping out of the papery brown bulb. I have righted it, placed it deep in its peat-y soil, and placed it in my own sunny kitchen window. Hopefully it will lose the bleached out green and keep growing. I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, I would love to see yours too. Post photos here, please.
- Letting Christmas Traditions Bloom (unhurriedchristmas.com)
- Amaryllis becoming a holiday flower tradition (kansascity.com)
- Grow an Amaryllis (growadreamhamilton.wordpress.com)