After seeing this photo, there was one more thing to add to my mile-long TO-DO list…
MUST BUY AMARYLLIS.
They are like the orchid of Christmas. beautiful. classic. a total pick-me-up on a cold winter’s day. hence the “MUST”.
So the last time I was passing through Home Depot, I snagged one of the amaryllis kits for $6 and knew just the pot to put em in.
The green plastic thing wouldn’t do. It had to be jazzed up a bit. So I took a second look at the inspiration photo and decided that a classic white urn was the way to go. After that it was just following the directions on the box. You take the dirt patty…that’s what I call it…a dried dirt patty. soil frisbee. whatever you wanna name it…the point is still the same: I LOVE THESE THINGS.
You just add warm water and WAHLA…instant potting mix. It’s like those towels that start out like miniature dinosaurs and end up like washclothes. Who knew that warm water could be so fun?!?
And then I just potted the bulb inside with the top third sticking out. Mine had an extra little stem thingie. Fertile little guy 🙂
I couldn’t stand the dirt showing so I went to the backyard and pulled up some moss from our redneck backyard.
I think it adds to the whole greenery look, don’t you?
I also placed a salad plate underneath the entire thing. Will sometimes takes baths in our kitchen sink and the bottom of the urn was getting splish-splashed every time he got sudsy so the plate prevents excess water from accumulating underneath there.
Since the package said to put it near a warm window, I chose the kitchen one above the sink because it is the only one facing the morning sun. I think it’s surviving…so far. But that could be debatable.
I’m just hoping to see those red headed beauties some time soon. And yes, I named it. Meet Ariel. Big read head, skinny body, with a couple green fins at the bottom? Yeah…perfect representation of the little Mermaid 🙂
So have you gotten out Amaryllis’ yet? Or planted anything lately? Or is the only planting you are thinking about the one that requires you to plant your butt on the couch after one big Thanksgiving meal? Give me those mossy details…