Every year I buy myself an Amaryllis and every year it doesn’t bloom until well after Christmas. I think they are the most fascinating plant to watch grow. This year I got my plant from Jackson and Perkins and it arrived early December, looking like moss covered dirt in a cute little basket. I watered it per the directions and within a couple of weeks it began to sprout. Unfortunately by Christmas it still wasn’t very pretty so I hid it in my office until Christmas passed. Sorry Amaryllis but my full blooming Poinsettias looked much better. When Christmas was packed up and put away, the sprouted Amaryllis once again made its home to sitting on my kitchen counter, getting the most perfect afternoon light. It continued to grow and grow and grow. And now, nearly Valentines Day, it is beginning to bloom! There are six blooms on this plant and the stalks are nearly two feet tall. If you turn the basket around you will see embroidered snowflakes on the red basket liner. I wasn’t feeling the snowflakes and decided to transform my Christmas Amaryllis into a Valentines Amaryllis. Scrapbook paper, a bit of twine and some small clothespins was all it took. I think it’s the perfect!