Saturday, February 20, 2010

Presenting the Life and Times of the New Year's Amaryllis

Ah, what can one say about an amaryllis.  They grow tall--fast.  Inside.  Even on a table top quite a bit away from natural sunlight.  Make that winter sunlight, no less.  And if that feat weren't enough, they also produce beautiful vibrant flowers that last several days.  All this we learned from experience, raising our first bouncing baby red.

Here is a timeline of the late Christmas present, planted sometime in mid-January.  Photos range from Jan 24 to Feb 20, 2010.

Amaryllis on Jan 24, 2010 Amaryllis Feb 6, 2010 Amaryllis on Feb 8, 2010 Amaryllis on Feb 9, 2010 Amaryllis on Feb 11, 2010Amaryllis on Feb 15, 2010  Amaryllis on February 20, 2010


Since we are so proud of our baby, how about a few more pictures.

Here's January 24, 2010:   

With a close up on the size... 

Amaryllis on Jan 24, 2010 Amaryllis on Jan 24, 2010

Look how tall she is.  21 inches!

Here is February 6, 2010:

What happened to the rest of January?  Well, the baby was a wee bit shy and didn't want to reveal much . . .

Amaryllis Feb 6, 2010

. . . until now.  See.

Here is February 7, 2010:

And look what a day can do!

Amaryllis on Feb 7, 2010

Lookit!  Siamese Twins!

Amaryllis on Feb 7, 2010

Here is February 8, 2010:

Hmm, not much change here.  Except in camera angles.

Amaryllis on Feb 8, 2010 Amaryllis on Feb 8, 2010

Here is February 9, 2010:

That's our little expansionist, that she is. We are so proud.

Amaryllis on Feb 9, 2010

Here is February 11, 2010:

And look what happens when you miss a day.  Shame.

Amaryllis on Feb 11, 2010

Here is February 12, 2010:

Well, she is no longer a Siamese Twin . . . but a Siamese Trip--Quadr--oh, Siamese Multiple :-)

Amaryllis on Feb 12, 2010

With a late bloomer.

Amaryllis on Feb 12, 2010

Here is February 15, 2010:

Ah, they grow up so fast.  Sniff.  Sniff. ;-(

Amaryllis on Feb 15, 2010Amaryllis on Feb 15, 2010

Here is Today, February 20, 2010:

Wow, where does the time go?   But I've heard that if you do a little trimming, well, more like a buzz cut after she begins to droop with old age, she'll be like a . . . young bud again.  Yeah!

Amaryllis on February 20, 2010Amaryllis on February 20, 2010

Until next time, these were the Days of Our Amaryllis's Life...  :-)


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