Friday, February 10, 2012

amaryllis

All things come to she who waits. The flowers on this Christmas present are 8 inches in diameter. After two months plus in my cold house, they finally opened. A spot of cheer in mid-winter.

22 comments:

Marion said...

When my grandfather died, the hospital gave me his Amaryllis plant, which had never bloomed for him, but which always had really lush leaves. The plant sent up sturdy flower stalks within days of his death...and then bloomed until September. It took a very short rest, then bloomed heartily again for Christmas.

Needless to say, a plant that was not a favourite quickly became one. Each time I see an Amaryllis, it reminds me of my grandfather! xx

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a cheerful face to greet you every day while it lasts. Beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Katiejane said...

I love these flowers. I often have them in winter but I didn't grow one this year. Yours is beautiful and cheery.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Its just lovely. My favorite color too. :)

sukipoet said...

Marion, that's a beautiful story. I never buy an amaryllis myself, but a friend sends me one. However, I saw one at someone's house and when my parents were alive, I began sending them amaryllis plants at christmas which would of course open in Jan or Feb. They loved them. That meant a lot, as they were very hard to buy for. I liked thinking of their delayed delight.

Robin said...

Oh Suki...a reminder that I HAVE known you for a few years now.
I remember your posting on an Amaryllis before ....and how I thought what a glorious riot of colour - particularly as it blooms in Winter... Up *there* on the Mountain, you don't have much colour in WInter - save for white, grey and brown....so this brilliant reddish-fuchsia is like a belated Christmas Gift! (I know, I'm going on and on....but everyone who visits here knows how I get when I see lovliness!)

Marion's story is poignant....and also uplifting!

Enjoy the *glow*!

Love to you and Bibs,

♥ Robin ♥

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Spectacular...a real spirit lifter!

Mystic Meandering said...

Hope your head is feeling better, Suki :) My Amaryllis used to bloom and bloom and bloom, but hasn't in a couple of years now... The leaves still come up, but no bud... :( Maybe it just wore itself out :)

glitz said...

Gorgeous bloom and heart warming stories coming from all directions about amaryllis. I've never been keen on them, but now you're making me change my mind!

Lynn said...

Wow, eight inches! That's huge. And it is very very beautiful. ENJOY!

~Babs said...

I thought the same as Lynn,,,huge!

I've only ever had one, and it didn't bloom.I'm not much with plants,,,.
Love Marion's story.

kimmie said...

That is so gorgeous! The red is like fire! I love the winter bloomers - I have crocuses that are just getting taller so far - fingers crossed that they will bloom! I have them in teacups on a windowsill ....

ZenDotStudio said...

It's divine. My mother always used to buy me an amaryllis. Somehow I never get around to doing it. Seeing this picture reminds me of my mom and how spectacular these plants are. Maybe next year!

patti said...

Ah Flowers! They never fail to make me feel wonderful! Enjoy your amaryllis!

Mim said...

Amaryllis are one of my favs, such a gorgeous spot of color in drab mid winter. Yours is beautiful and lush.

kj said...

mine just bloomed too, suki, and also eight inches wide. the truth is every christmas i buy three amaryllis' costing $ 15 each, double the price of those that come in boxes. i buy giant bulbs, plant them myself, keep one for JB and me, and give the other two as special gifts. they are so spectacular!

i have to mention my beloved marion too. now i will think of her grandfather...

be well, suki. hope to see you soon

love
kj

marianne said...

Mine just finished blooming They can be so incredible beautiful. really a bright spot in a long winter :)
enjoy!
Stay warm there in NH
♥M

layers said...

suki, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a wonderful comment.. you and yours really are filled with grace. thank you for the offer of the hornet's nest.. I do not want to put you to all the hassle of trying to mail it.. sounds fragile. but thanks. donna

studio lolo said...

I wish I had bought one this year. They sure are lovely and cheerful in the bleakness of winter.

I'm glad you have this Suki.

I hope to see you soon too :)

Annie said...

Beautiful! xoxo

sukipoet said...

I am just testing here to see how my comment thing works

Global Artist Circle said...

lovely flower