Thursday, April 17, 2014

Poor Forgotten Thing

I was in the grocery store in mid January and spotted a rather beat-up box containing an Amaryllis bulb that was a leftover from Christmas. For $1 I brought the wee thing home and began watering it and first a few leaves appeared and then a flower bud on a stem about 2" long rather than the usual 1' one. Lo and behold, it has opened and it is a beauty. I will baby the bulb all year and see what it can do next year! 

19 comments:

Lois said...

It sure is pretty! I have a flower bed that is just full of blooming amaryllis that were given to me by my grandfather over 30 years ago. Every year they put on quite a show and always make me think of him!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh wow, that is a beauty. You saved it's life, good for you!

Bill Nicholls said...

Always thought of getting one of those

Mo said...

What a treat

TexWisGirl said...

a nice way to thank you for saving it!

Revrunner said...

You did well. With my luck, the plant would have just shriveled up and died and I would have wasted $1.

The Greenockian said...

Lovely colour. I got two stems each with four blooms on mine this year!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful! A gift to your kindness. ;)

cieldequimper said...

Never give up on a plant! :-) It's gorgeous, I love an amaryllis!

Kay L. Davies said...

There it was, just waiting for you to baby it, and you showed up just in time.
Wonderful story, beautiful flower.
K

hamilton said...

Good for you! We once thought of saving an easter lily and stuck it in a bag under the stairs and promptly forgot all about it. It was startling to find a flower sticking out the top one day several months later!

William Kendall said...

It's looking in good shape!

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic sight!

EG CameraGirl said...

For only $1? What a bargain!

Antonio Torres Márquez said...
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Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Estupendas las fotos que nos dejas, como siempre.

Saludos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you were well rewarded for your TLC Pat, what a wonderfully exotic bloom..

jennyfreckles said...

I think I like the short version better than the normal ones! What a survivor.

Laura. M said...

Preciosaaaa!!!