A Single Amaryllis
That’s all we’ve got so far in terms of indoor winter blooms. And I can’t even tell you what variety it is, because I lost the tag.
I do think it’s a pretty nice one, though. I bought for Judy’s Christmas stocking, though it was actually too large to fit. The flower color is a nice creamy white, with a hint of pink near the tips.
I also appreciate that the stem is sturdy and upright, even though we let the bulb lean rather far to one side.
We did attempt to force some Crocus bulbs, but that was a flop. They weren’t given enough time to chill, and so most of the bulbs yielded only leaves, the blooms that did emerge looked rather sickly. The odd thing is that I brought the Crocus bulbs inside because they started to come out of dormancy. You’d think they wouldn’t do that if they hadn’t been chilled sufficiently.
On the other hand, I still have a small sack of double Daffodils sitting in our unheated garage. They were sent to me as part of some kind of promotion. The Daffodils have been chilling since before Thanksgiving. Maybe next weekend I’ll bring some in and try to force them.
And we could always bring in some Forsythia branches. So our indoor winter blooms may end up not being so meager.
What about you – have you been happy with your indoor blooms this winter?