Every Christmas I’ve always indulged in growing an amaryllis bulb. Sometimes I’ve been lucky with old bulbs sending up new flowers but this year, all I saw coming up was leaves and more leaves. So, when I spied a lovely plant already in bud in the grocery store, on sale, I swept it up with the groceries and carefully hauled it home.
And it was so lovely! And quite prolific! All in all, eight blooms in a most luscious, gorgeous scarlet.
But the show was not over, for a couple of artists, when the blooms began to fade.
The lines and furls of it’s spent blossoms were quite gorgeous too.
And when they fell off I carefully transferred those beautiful spent blooms to the window sill to keep company with a very old Hydrangea bloom, a collection of Buddha ornaments and some blue and white pottery. Very nice company indeed.