Every year, in preparation for my coming dotage, I require an amaryllis bulb for Christmas. T aids this tradition and word on the packaging is confirmed by her: this year, we’ll have a pink amaryllis, as I requested. I planted it last week. Now it’s nestled in among the plants on the plant stand where there is plenty of Winter light to get the party started.
This Winter tradition keeps me mindful that the payoff for the cold comes in the form of the beauty of Spring. For the next few weeks, I will enjoy watching the stem grow and prepare to bloom with a splendid flower. Amaryllis reports will happen every Wednesday.