The directions said to place it a cool room with indirect light.
That proved to be good advice.
Not sure that it will still have blooms on Christmas Day, but it sure is a beautiful sight to enjoy in the days leading up to Christmas.
The beauty of the amaryllis is still waiting to be revealed.
I've been lightly misting the soil every day and watching as it slowly grows taller and plumper.
I think this one will be blooming on Christmas Day. At least that's the plan.
When the springtime rolls around I transplant the amaryllis bulb into the garden and then the following summer we have this:
Pretty in any season.
How are your Christmas preparations coming along?
Today I'll be putting the finishing touches on the decorating followed by a whole house vacuuming, which may be followed by a washing of the hardwood floors ... or not. Instead I may decide to visit blogland where the Christmas preparations are so pretty and inspiring. I've gotten pretty good at that lately ;-). But, hey, we have to stop every now and then for a break, don't we? We don't want to get burned out yet.
In my recent blog hopping, I somehow stumbled upon (funny how that happens) a beautiful Swedish gardening blog. I was completely fascinated by the creative and beautiful way that she gardens. If you're in need of a little break any time soon, I think a visit to Sweden is just what the doctor ordered. Very pretty and calming. In fact she has just made a gorgeous advent wreath that is well worth the visit. Hitting the translate button helps (a bit) to read the words. It can also be quite entertaining. However, with such beautiful photos, I'm not sure the words are even necessary. Anyhoo, if you're interested, the link is here .
Happy December girls.
deep breaths ... we can do this.