On December 10th I planted the two Amaryllis bulbs my dear husband brought home to me as an early Christmas gift, and they've been delighting us with beautiful blooms for the past week.
'Pink Diamond' has four glorious blooms and a faint, sweet fragrance.
Since I took this photo 'Romance' has opened a third magnificent double bloom.
Here they both are in the late afternoon sunshine today. Their beauty is so much appreciated by our winter-weary eyes!
This plant was new to me this past summer so these are the first flowers I've seen on it. What a lovely surprise!
The little Palm is flowering again, as it did last year. This is the second cluster, and there are several more yet to open.
I'm overwintering this pretty burgundy leaved Wax Begonia, 'Bada Boom', and will take cuttings soon to plant in the gardens and window boxes.
and so is the beautiful Rieger Begonia.
Molly likes to sit on the plant stand among these pretties and watch the birds....a practice that is firmly discouraged. She's managed to make herself extremely unpopular a few times by knocking one or two over.
The Columnea is being rather stingy with it's blooms...only providing us with one at a time. Perhaps it needs feeding.
The pretty geranium I showed in January's Bloom post is blooming nicely.
And this red Ivy Geranium has several blooms opening.
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