Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
Today’s vase is from my indoor winter garden, a holiday peppermint from my sister Cindy. She has a good record of coaxing Hippeastrum (amaryllis) bulbs into bloom.
I had hoped to feature this amaryllis as my Christmas day vase last week, but I had to prepare the post several days early. At that time three buds were visible but only one was beginning to unfold, thwarting my plan. The next day, Christmas Eve, the first flower opened to reveal a green-tinged center, creamy stripes and dark pink accents.
During the week my husband and I enjoyed watching the expanding show as a second bud opened. (Wouldn’t you know, I failed to get a photo when the third bud opened on Friday.)
Then, Saturday morning, I was completely taken by surprise to find a fourth flower had inserted itself. How did I miss that last bud?
Eventually the amaryllis will be planted outdoors. With luck it may bloom and again find its way into a Monday vase.
If you are one to enjoy looking back at last year, here is the entire collection of 2017 Monday vases.
With gratefulness for your encouragement and friendship I wish you happiness, health and peace in the new year.