For many years, except last year for some reason, I bought an amaryllis kit as part of my mother in law's birthday gift in November. I usually bought myself one too and we would have a kind of "amaryllis race" reporting growth progress when we chatted. Whose would be the first to flower? Who would have the most flowers? And in recent years would the flower colour show any resemblance to the one on the box? Lol.
I bought a kit this weekend. It is at the brown dead looking stage. Funny how I always think I've bought a dud and it will do nothing!
It should be in flower just after Christmas hence why I chose white ~ much more Spring like than Christmas red!!
Am tempted to buy more for myself. Am tempted to start some off for my daughter in law and my soon to be daughter in law ~ I could give them as Christmas presents when they will be in bud.
PS I seem to recall I was working so hard at school that I felt too stressed to grow an amaryllis last year ~ salutory note to self ~ never get that busy/work stressed again. Life is too short.