Finally a bloom!

After a botched first attempt at paperwhites (which in a well meaning gentleman bought me daffodil bulbs instead of paperwhites by mistake. So sweet!) I'm thrilled to have something in bloom chez moi.

A few weeks ago I potted up my first amaryllis bulb, in honor of my grandpa. Family legend has it that my grandmother gave him a bulb before she died and dear old grandpa took extra care with it and it's rebloomed every Christmas since she passed away, over 18 years ago.

This one surprised me a bit, as it was tagged to be an all white, feathery variety but ended up being pink and white striped. The candy cane of bulbs.

*And not to worry, the imposter paperwhites have since been replaced with the real thing.

3 comments:

  1. It's so pretty! congrats on your bloom, mine don't seem to be doing as well. If only I had my mothers green thumb.

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