Kym always says that flowers are magical and I couldn’t agree more. I mean, I mostly agree with everything Kym says anyway (do you read her blog? she’s so wise and wonderful), but on this one she is right times a million. Today I have 3 flower photos to show you and, with another nod to Kym, it’s all because of her. Well. Her and White Flower Farm.
I took this one on Monday after work:
I took this one on Tuesday after work:
And I took this one on Wednesday after work:
That’s Amaryllis Alfresco or, as I lovingly call her, Ally. Kym, along with some other enablers (I’m looking at YOU, Bonny) convinced me to buy three amaryllis bulbs from White Flower Farm. They were a bit more expensive than the ones at my grocery store but I knew, based on photos I’ve seen, that they would be worth it.
I also knew that I sort of kind of didn’t want them to bloom until after Christmas. There’s a lot going on in my house at Christmas when it comes to . . . stuff. There are twinkle lights and Swedish horses and lots of and lots of greenery. I felt like I wanted my amaryllis to really shine on their own and not be pushed to the side but all that’s Christmas here. So, on Kym’s advice, I left the box of amaryllis in my mudroom.
My thought was to have them bloom around Valentine’s Day. All the glamour and beauty of Christmas is long gone and some pretty blossoms would be super welcome. I think I finally brought them in around mid January.
I may have left them there too long.
I mean, obviously I did because they didn’t bloom by mid February. You know what, though? I’m good with it.
For one thing, I think we all know that amaryllis bloom on their schedule, not ours.
And for another, flowers right now? On the 21st anniversary of my mom’s death? The timing couldn’t be better.
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