“It’s Bloom Day,” the Amaryllis say, “so come inside to play.”
We weren’t ready for Christmas, but then, you had so many other pretty things to look upon. We chose to wait until your entire focus could be on us.
Truly, would you appreciate the deep, dark red of our petals if you had Santa Claus’s velvet coat to compete?
However, some of us are still shy and like the maidens of a Regency novel, we’ll only display a little of our show.
With a cold front barreling south, and 14F temperatures, we know you’re grateful for our company.
I don’t know the names of these Amaryllis because I purchased them as Smith & Hawken kits, once they were on sale. Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is brought to the blogosphere every month by our fair Carol of May Dreams Gardens. This past month, Carol received some wonderful press from Renee Studebaker at the Austin American-Statesman and Elizabeth Licata at Garden Rant for her efforts. I say, let’s all be glad Carol wanted to see flowers in every month of the year.