Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Grandiose Amaryllis!

"We" are back again, my amaryllis and me!!  I can't believe this plant..after the first 4 blooms expired, it started to send up another shoot. I thought it was probably a leaf. But it wasn't and this one has gone crazy and it has so much fun to watch it grow. These blossoms are bigger and better than the first ones AND it has 5 blossoms on it..AND this morning I measured it and it is 29"or maybe 30" tall..I think the bulb will just shrivel and die when it's done blooming. (not really) Well, enough of this chatter, I will show it to you..

Can you see the 5th bud in the back?

Crazy, huh? And this was taken several days ago..

It's tall!

Maybe the frog added the fertilizer  ;-))  The enjoyment has far exceeded the $4.99 that I paid for it...Such a bright spot in my kitchen...I love it....Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day.....

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Is It Cold At Your House???

 My red amaryllis has brought a bright spot to my house this very bitterly cold morning. My indoor-outdoor thermometer isn't showing the outside temperature for some reason but I know it was supposed to be below zero this morning and our high today somewhere around 7 or 8!!  I bought this Amaryllis right before Christmas for $4.99 and it had already shown some growth. It has exceeded my expectations already. There are 4 lovely blooms and it's really pretty, the picture doesn't do it justice. I think it is rather strange that it doesn't have any leaves yet. I hope you are warm and cozy today, I know that I am staying in and perhaps get some sewing done.  I am working on a wool applique project and I will show it to you soon. The sun is really bright and that helps everything in my book!  Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day................until next time...