Sunday, April 5, 2009

Amaryllis watch ..

.. started this weekend. Amaryllis are a flower that grows from a bulb, they look similar to an Easter Lily.

As far back as I can remember, my mom grew a row of Amaryllis on the sunny side of our house. When they were in full bloom, she would cut a bouquet of them for me to take to school for my teachers, or to the church for the altar. These flowers have a thick stem and big blossom ... how my 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teachers must have smiled when they saw me peeking out from behind those large bouquets!

My mom had the best neighbor, Wilma, who always took care of the plants around my mom's condo for her, and shortly after she passed away, Wilma planted this row of amaryllis in memory of her.

So now ... we watch ... waiting for the blooms ....

Here's to you mom!

1 comment:

  1. My mom gave us an Amaryllis bulb almost every year. These are beautiful!