Opening bud

Amaryllis burgeoning open a bit

We’re in the first of the two most fascinating phases of winter bulb-forcing—when the bud is changing, even by the hour, I’m so glad I planted it! The second fun, fascinating phase is when the bloom is open and the poor plant is doing its best to attract insect helpers—otherwise known as botanical frustration….

You may recall that I planted this “amaryllis” bulb in mid-December.

As to the title, no card-play here tonight….

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