Blooming WinterYou know I’m into vegetable and herb gardening. Would you believe I have no houseplants? Surely seasonal herbs don’t count.
Well, my friend, Ellen, gave me her amaryllis before heading to Thailand for the year. I’ve never had an amaryllis, though I once gifted one to my mother. (Thou shalt not verbify nouns!) Check it out!
The leaves were all dying, and I was about to cut it back and put it to bed—literally under the guest bed where it’s cool and dark—when this stalk shot up. So I cut the leaves when they dropped and let the stalk fend for itself in the dimming winter light.
Way to go amaryllis! I’m watching the flowers open more every day.
I think the bold stalk and giant red flowers (the color of the drapes on the glass doors) are a perfect solo plant for this house. They actually match: simple and bright.