Fancy name for the amaryllis-when I'm doing a spell check, I often click on Wikipedia and learn a few new tidbits.
I took this Christmas gift to school and planted it on January 13. I thought the buds would open last weekend and the flowers would be looking their best while we were off. We were lucky, though, because the plant was flowering on Tuesday.
The kids were thrilled to see the two blossoms and have been watching all week as the third and fourth buds develop. The third bud blossomed today (Friday) and the last one will most likely be open when we go back on Monday.
I love the veins as I removed the color from the picture. It reminds me of some of my iris. With a low of 8 degrees this morning and a high of only 23, it may be a long wait for gardening.