Back-tracking a bit this morning to say how great you all are! Here I thought I wasted a bulb by "dissecting" it and now (after all your great comments) I'm encouraged that daffodil could possibly survive the severing and bloom another day! So, the experiment is not officially over, it continues until spring. (I can hear my Mom groaning now ~ she didn't "get" why I would do such a thing in the first place). :-)
Meanwhile, indoors instead of out, I decorated my first ever Thanksgiving tree and thought you might like to see it.
If you don't mind looking at terrible photos that is. Sorry for the sun glare ~ any other time of the day, it's too dark in this spot to get a good photo and I hate to use a flash (and I'm feeling too lazy to try again). The base of the tree is grapevine (I took apart a grapevine wreath and wound it around a post). The rest is Thanksgiving-themed garland (with all the fake pumpkins and gourds on it), some orange ornaments (used on my Halloween tree), a little gold "ting-ting" and big ribbon bow. Fun and easy, right? I also wrapped gold lights around it ~ which makes it really warm and inviting at night. I was thinking a partridge would fit really well with this theme instead of on your traditional Christmas tree ~ whadda you think? If I have time, maybe I'll search one out... Or maybe not. Who the heck decorates for Thanksgiving anyway? It seems like anymore we skip straight to Christmas from Halloween.
In other positively riveting news, there are lots of these starting to push up from the new Amaryllis:
which means it won't be long before we have some gorgeous color brightening our lives again. It's going to be especially nice since we've been cloaked in winter brown for a month already (because of the lashing Mother Nature gave us with that earlier than normal hard freeze & snow). Now I better get busy hauling the remaining tender tropical containers into the basement (that have been stored temporarily in the garage). Then I think I'm ready for winter (if that's ever possible)??? I'm relieved to say I got the last of the bulbs in the ground yesterday. I was beginning to wonder if that would happen this year! Aren't you so glad you've caught up with the mundane details of my life?!!!!