Last flower of 2007 and first one of 2008...
Flowers are enjoyable all year long...but when the weather is cold, dreary, icy, snowy, foggy or what ever looking at a bright colored flower can just add a spark to my day.
Leon went to Lowe's on the Friday after Thanksgiving and saw some poinsettas. He had not bought me flowers in quite some time - so this was a good opportunity - plus the price was certainly right. $1.25. In fact he bought two of them. One I placed here in the computer room and the other one in the kitchen. The one in here lasted until the end of December. This one - in the kitchen- is still looking just pretty good to be in bloom as long as it has been. This picture was taken a couple of days ago. Two months of bloom makes me really think we are getting our money's worth and then some. I planted this amaryllis the last part of December...did not know if it would bloom or not as the leaves were white and had already grown about two inches. I followed the directions anyway. Now look what I have. I could not get all four blooms to show in the camera lens unless I put it in front of the mirrow.
I will plant it in one of the flower beds in late spring and let it grow until fall. Dig it up in late fall...winterize it and replant in late spring ...it will bloom again. This is what I have done for the last 4 years with other ones I have.