There’s been a bit of an upset with the Amaryllis; it’s in mid-flower, right now. It’s four months early, it’s supposed to appear in the middle of winter. When everything else is dull and grey, the Amaryllis is meant to be a huge tall happy flower. Instead, it’s flowering now. It also happens to be on a stubby ten-inch stem instead of atop a two foot majestic spire. Drat.
I don’t know what caused it to start flowering now, maybe the weather has been so bad and the summer so devoid of light and warmth that it thought it was autumn/winter. I really wish it wasn’t early as I look forward to the Amaryllis flowering in winter because that’s when I really need to see something bright and blousy to keep the blues away.
Seeing as I can’t re-fold the flower and shove it back into the bulb for later, there’s always Christmas Hyacinth as a backup plan. I wouldn’t like to break the cycle of continuous flowers just because one bulb decided to start too early. It’ll be another supermarket buy – just like this one.