Brilliant Color For Cold Dreary Winter Days

by projectbuddy

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My mother gave me some amaryllis bulbs around Christmas-time. These are often boxed and ready to sprout in stores around the holiday season, but they need to be started about 6 weeks before you want them to bloom. These had just begun to sprout in their gift-type boxes.

Once given some sun and water, they really began to grow and then bloom, and each bulb gives several stalks of flowers. It’s mid-January now and even though the holiday season is long past, I’ve got some very large colorful blossoms to enjoy during our gray, wet, dreary season.

This photograph was taken January 2013.