This year my amaryllis was absolutely
beautiful with four large blooms on one stem. I brought it back off the
front patio into the small atrium away from the wind and rain we've been
What did I do? I
haven't a clue. It did stay all winter close to the brick wall of the back
porch. The leaves have been there for a while but then suddenly was this
beautiful bloom. The temperature must have been what it liked, we did not
have a very cold winter. There was a grow light over it and maybe that
had something to do with it, too. I usually catch rain water for my plants
out there but this spring and late winter was so dry there wasn't much of
that. I did fertilize them, but only one time with Miracle Gro.
There are several
different varieties of plants in that pot. Seems to me they all do better
when they are mixed up like that. It is like they are saying, "Hey, Guys!
Wow! Look at Ginger! Isn't she a doll. Think I'll flex my leaves a bit.
Wonder if she sees me! (I'm joking) but it is fun to watch things grow. I
told someone I couldn't do one or the other community projects.
"Oh? They muttered,
"You have to stay with your little plants?"
Have you ever heard
that little cartoon character that is a dog (I think)? He is the one who
has a wheezing laugh. That's me. Of course, they couldn't know because I
keep my hand over the telephone receiver.