January 21, 2016
Bonny named her beauties, Scarlet and Minerva and I've named mine Sadie and Stella. The two of them have been sitting on my dining room table since early December. For two weeks that sat, unchanged, which left me to wonder if they were alive. When I brought the two of them home, they were boxed up and dried up, but still, I thought why not give them a chance. The only thing they needed was to be watered.
It was nearly January when Stella decided to push through a bud, and then a few days later, another! At first, Sadie put forth only leaves, but, eventually, a bud became apparent (can you see it?). Warmth, light, and water have paid dividends, as once they decided to grow, they've been going gang busters.
Their color was a mystery from the beginning, although Stella has revealed her gloriousness. I remain curious as to the color of Sadie dress, but I'm going to bet she will be following her big sister's lead.
The amaryllis blossoms may have been slow in coming, but one thing is certain, I'll have color for a few more weeks to come.
Lovely! Greenery and color are much appreciated in the winter.
Posted by: Chris | January 21, 2016 at 06:10 AM
I'm glad to meet Sadie and Stella! They are beautiful, and I appreciate their good behavior with upright leaves. None of that flopped over nonsense for them! Thanks for sharing your girls' loveliness in winter.
Posted by: Bonny | January 21, 2016 at 06:31 AM
These are lovely! I had to toss mine as they just never did anything. Very disappointing! Hope yours last for a long time. Color in the winter is priceless.
Posted by: Becky | January 21, 2016 at 07:03 AM
This is just a wonderful story!
Posted by: claudia | January 21, 2016 at 07:46 AM
Lovely. I have 2 that did the same....I am now awaiting them to reveal their colors to me
Posted by: Monica | January 21, 2016 at 07:58 AM
Those are beautiful! And I think it's nice that they are late bloomers, we could all use some color and cheer in January.
Posted by: Carole | January 21, 2016 at 08:31 AM
Sadie and Stella--such elegant ladies. If they were actual ladies, they would definitely be wearing white gloves!
Posted by: Jo | January 21, 2016 at 08:54 AM
Wow! Those are stunning reminders of spring.
Posted by: Laurie | January 21, 2016 at 09:27 AM
It has been a couple of years since I last grew amaryllis in the winter. And now I realize I miss them!
Posted by: Susan | January 21, 2016 at 01:06 PM
Stella is showing off with three flower buds. So pretty!
Posted by: Tracy Batchelder | January 22, 2016 at 07:38 AM
Now you've got me going to find some paper whites if I can. Stella and Sadie are beauties!
Posted by: Patty | January 22, 2016 at 11:55 AM
What super fun to name your amaryllis...makes their growth and appearance all the more fun!
We no doubt would like a little brightening right about now with our "blizzard" gaining full speed ahead!
Posted by: Honoré | January 22, 2016 at 03:00 PM
So beautiful -- and such a perfect counterpoint to the cold, gray days of January. XO
Posted by: Kym | January 25, 2016 at 06:07 AM
OH! Beautiful!! I was nearly tempted at the store a while ago... and now I wish I'd given in. Enjoy!!
Posted by: Vicki | January 25, 2016 at 05:52 PM