Here is my favorite one this year...Pssst! Please don't tell the others. Garden...2009:
Here they are in my front flower garden...Red Lion and one whose name I forgot...a mini one. They're on vacation just sitting there in the sun...soakin' up some rays. It was just about time to bring them in for their brief stay in the basement. No food...no water...dark room...what a shock after all the tender loving care they were given. It's not enough that the two of them had to share a pot...now this! So after their brief time relaxing in the basement...they came upstairs and started doing their thing. Now they weren't the only Christmas attraction...two others had come to share the ooooh's and ahhhhh's. A red one and a white one (Charisma and Christmas Gift) They all put a lot of effort into their show of blooms. Each one bloomed with two flower stalks. I bored you over and over with their pictures.
The two who spent their time together in one pot in the front garden are in the foreground. A new stalk is up and ready to pop open and if you look very closely down at the bottom...another bud is coming up. The two new ones have sent up a third stalk each. All of them came from American Meadows http://www.americanmeadows.com/FallFlowerBulbs.aspx The bulbs were so huge...I think that this is the reason for the success.. They are not your run of the mill bulbs sold at the big box stores. They are on sale right now...Can you imagine 3 Red Lion Amaryliss for $19.99???