Not quite what you were thinking of for Easter or Passover plants, was it?
I rarely have amaryllis for Christmas. There’s just too much else going on: all the lights and decorations and the tree and glittery wrapping–there’s no real ability to appreciate these lovely bulbs.
And believe it or not, I started 3 of the 4 of them at different times. Somehow they just all decided to bloom at once. What a bonanza . My Easter Lily is wasted.
Here are some closer photos.
This is Red Peacock. It’s a double, with an intermittent white stripe.
This is Sweet Nymph, which is a coral pink.
This one is occasionally available in box stores. It’s a semi-double called Dancing Queen.
And finally my hellebores are opening. This is actually the Christmas rose, I think. The Lenten rose is still barely showing a bud. Things move slowly here in the frozen north!