amarylis-Amaryllis are the easiest of flowering bulbs to bloom.  It’s botanical name is Hippastrume and it is now a popular Christmas time flower that originated in South American tropical regions.  They are not winter hardy bulbs but they are fun to force in the wintertime to have holiday blooms.  They always seem like a Christmas flower to me.  It’s the red ones that I love.  web-kk-0371

 At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser


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  1. Hi Teresa, what wonderful reds for the ruby day, cute idea! I loved your ornament photos in previous posts too. Excellent captures! A happy solstice to you and yours. Hooray for more light!!! :-)

  2. Your amaryllis shot is breathtaking! I think my heart stopped for a minute too! Merry Christmas!!

  3. Excellent light on the amaryllis, I really like that!

  4. What a beautiful flower and great information. I definitely need to grow one next year…

  5. Wow! Stunning photo of the amaryllis. Really beautiful post. Merry Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas! Kewelopolis!
    Joyce M

  7. LOVE this picture. :) im so happy its in my room!