My sister-in-law Susanne gave us a basket of amaryllis bulbs in December of 2009. They bloomed beautifully last year — with gorgeous red flowers. Last spring after the blooms had faded I cut the spent blooms and put the basket outside to let the foliage feed the bulbs over the summer. And last fall I dutifully cut the leaves off each bulb and put the basket in a cool dark place in the garage to start their dormant cycle.
I’ve been meaning to pull them out to start the cycle all over again. I should have done it closer to the holidays but didn’t. Well, last Sunday I finally dusted off the basket, watered and brought it back inside.
Just 2 days later little tips of green have already started showing on each bulb. Pretty cool, i must say. I can’t wait to watch them bloom over the next few weeks.