I normally think of Amaryllis bulbs as being holiday bloomers – with the holiday usually being Christmas. But this older plant of mine didn’t bloom last winter. I figured that was it, no blooms for this year, which isn’t all that unusual.
But then, a few weeks ago I saw the beginnings of a flower bud. What? It’s going to bloom now, just in time for Memorial Day?
This one is Ragtime, with a fiery red double blossom. It may be confused about which holiday, but we are happy to see it bloom any old time it wants to!
What a treat! Who knows maybe the flower has a cousin or uncle who fought in Vietnam or something.
Well, it’s definitely marching to the beat of its own drummer!