Extraordinary treat…

Sometimes one deserves a special treat. I usually don’t believe in the idea of “deserving” things, but that’s topic for a different blog. But this past holiday season I needed to give myself a gift that would bring many days of gratitude. Amaryllis bulbs were my choice. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breiterg
Amaryllis begin their life cycle as bulbs. It take six to eight weeks for them to bloom. Anticipation is required and part of the fun! I recommend White Flower Farm mailorder because of their quality and immense selection. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
Feeling in the “need” of a big treat I ordered three bubs. This one Amaryllis bulb yielded a monster of a plant. Watching it grow taller each day was incredible for this first time Amaryllis person. I guess I find fun in simple things like nature; which really isn’t “simple” Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
Sometimes one Amaryllis bulb yields multiple stems and each stem produces mulitiple flowers. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Each bulb I chose purposely produced different colored and patterned Amaryllis bulbs. And a bonus treat for me is that as the blooms began to fade new bud stalks emerged which continued the showy colors for even longer than expected. I began the journey in mid November and the final flowers opened up just this week, the end of February. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
The third Amaryllis bulb produced these soft beautiful colors. Each stem yielded four to five large flowers. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
The “monster” Amaryllis grew these brilliant red colored flowers. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
Amaryllis seem pricey but the lengthy experience of watching them grow and flower actually makes them less expensive than buying cut flowers at the market every week. And for the more ambitious and patient one can let them rest in the right enviroment and have them sprout all over again. These Amaryllis did brighten my days and spirit. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg

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