In the past week, as the amaryllis has been preparing to bring forth a splendid bloom, Winter’s hold on us has loosened ever so slightly. On Monday, my part of New Jersey dodged a Winter storm that the National Weather Service had predicted would bring us 6-10 inches of snow. Another burst of extreme cold followed, but the weekend calls for sun and 50 degrees which sounds heavenly. The amaryllis is celebrating as much as I am.
It looks like I will enjoy at least two flowers from this bulb, which seems rather over-the-top. But I’ll take it, giddy as I am at the idea that Spring is on its way.