I found a new blog meme last night called, Hope Grows Day. It’s set up by Sweet Bean Gardening and the idea is to post something throughout the month that you’re looking forward to in the next month. When the next month comes, you post your results on the fifth day.
During and after reading about this meme, there was only one flower on my mind: Amaryllis. I love them because they’re one of only two bulbs that thrive in my southern garden; the others are Rain lilies. So every day another bud pops up, I grow a little more anxious. The current count is fourteen, and there are at least two starting to split at their seams.
See you back on April 5 with gigantic Amaryllis triple and quadruple blooms. There are at least two varieties that I can think of now – Appleblossom and Minerva. Appleblossom Amaryllis have pink petals with white stripes, and Minerva Amaryllis have red petals with white stripes…can’t wait!