I'm not a "bulb" gardener.
My intentions are good & I always dream of planting massive beds of daffodils or tulips. And sometimes I actually find myself in the garden centers at the right time & will fill my cart up with bulbs. But they end up in my garden wagon, get push aside & are forgotten, usually to be found wasted away come Spring.
This year I just couldn't pass up the amaryllis bulbs so bought a couple of packages. And not to disappoint myself, I did the usual & forgot to pot them.
In January I discovered the bulbs still in their Lowes bag (no wonder I didn't see them!) so decided to find out what would happen if I actually did "just add water" as directed.
Much to my surprise, & delight, in just a few days green sprouts began to appear. I tried to remember to faithfully water them.
After we got home from our trip I was startled to see a very long stem full of buds about to burst open. And in just a few days this gorgeous amaryllis appeared. The companion one is growing along beside it so I'm hoping to soon be doubly surprised!
I'm not kidding you when I say all I did was "just add water". There was a small fiber disk in the pot which expanded & filled the pot with "soil" when wet. It couldn't have been easier.
Already, I'm making plans to load up my cart next year & hope to have a beautiful display of amarylis in bloom...this time for Christmas instead of the end of February.
Spring is coming girls! Get your shovels, rakes, knee pads out. I'll race you outdoors!