Mid-January in western Michigan is a very bleak and gloomy time. Winter has taken hold by now. Bitter cold. Lots of snow. Perpetual cloud cover. And even though we enjoyed a January Thaw yesterday, it was bleak. Rain, fog, grey skies. We haven't seen the sun in a while. And overnight, the temperature plunged over 30 degrees and it is snowing again.
I need something to brighten my dreary corner of the world.
Enter . . . amaryllis. The most magical of all flowers (at least, in the middle of winter).
My strategy with amaryllis . . . is to plant them a bit later in the fall. I don't need blooms at Christmastime. I need blooms in the bleak days of January and February!
They are the bright spots in my very bleak landscape.
Bring on the blooms!