Over the past few months Jamie and I have forged an unexpected, but wonderful new friendship with a fellow blogger. Phillip at Dirt Therapy and his partner Michael are two of the most kind and generous souls that have graced my path in a long time. Several weeks ago, Phillip sent Jamie and I an amaryllis potting kit to provide us with some winter color. It’s finally started to open the blooms.
Here in central Alabama we are able to plant amaryllis in the ground and this is the first time we have ever potted one to enjoy the indoor blooms. Had I known that we were going to delight in the process as much as we have, the entire windowsill would be lined with them at this very moment. In fact, we have enjoyed it so much that we are actually actively searching for the perfect table for that window and we intend on filling it with these beauties again next year. Each day we both found ourselves checking to see how much the flower stalks had grown. Amazingly, from the time we left for work in the morning until we got home we would notice growth for the day in the measurement of 1 to 2 inches. That’s pretty amazing if you think about it, I don’t think we would have ever noticed it, had it been growing outside. The flower spikes reached almost 2 feet tall. If you’ve never grown Amaryllis indoors like this, next year at Christmas time when they put them out for sale, I highly recommend that you treat yourself and a friend to the experience. I promise you, it’s a shot of sunshine for your soul!