What’s that bulb doin’?

Amaryllis in vegetative state dried flowers

This is what I call a documentary photo—it’s so I can remember something—with the help of many pixels.

And this one shows the amaryllis bulb in its current state. That blob to the left is the desiccating bloom cluster. Meanwhile, the bulb is sending up leaves. I guess the leaves are to gather “food” for the bulb to store for the next time around.

Cold snap tonight, so I’m glad I walked by the tomato plants I saw yesterday, and left them on the shelves. I’ll plant a few later if I can figure out a way to discourage the ’mater thieves aka rodents.