Once the amaryllis stem starts growing, it’s rather unstoppable, getting taller each day. There’s a flower hidden in there and I’m excited to see it.
This year, the growing amaryllis is accompanied by green stems peaking out of the flowerbed soil. The late amaryllis is just part of the strange weather we’ve had in the last few years. It’s been a mild Winter, but we had a huge snow storm; the biggest I've ever experienced. Last night, a late Winter night, 60 degree weather blew in with a ferocious wind and rain storm, the sounds of which reminded me of a hurricane. I’ve yet to see the damage in the light of morning, but I expect debris and branches everywhere. My basement pump is furiously busy, moving water out every 5 minutes or so. It’s not yet March, but the lion weather has arrived.
Meanwhile, the amaryllis is in the window, turning toward the sun and light. There’s a bold flower in my future. That’s happy!