A weather foreward before we get to the most incredible "wait-worthy" Amaryllis I've shared to date....
Our winter has been consistently cold & snowy (have I mentioned this before??!! or more likely, how many times have I mentioned it?!!) ha ha. I haven't seen the ground in my back garden since Thanksgiving weekend until, finally, at the end of January, a tiny little patch of earth was exposed ~ can you see it in the two photos below, to the right of my blue raised bed??
My dog was so excited. He's been plowing thru snow for over two months now and being a senior citizen, it's not an activity he enjoys anymore.
HOWEVER, his reprieve & the slight thaw was extremely temporary.
On the morning of Feb 2nd, (3 days after the above photos were taken) we woke up to 15.1" of fresh snow.
Can I get a collective groan??
Please make it loud & excruciating, if you please, to match how I'm feeling buried in this never ending pile of white. ugh.
Above: Hanging out the entire snowy day, intent on getting a meal.
Okay, now that's out of my system, we can move on! I just wanted everyone to be aware that NOT all of us are experiencing a warm 'El Nino' winter... or maybe I was hoping for a little sympathy?!!!! :)
But here, HERE is a bloom that must have been expressly designed to buoy spirits. 'Pink Glory' has impeccable timing too, her blooms coinciding with the arrival of our latest snowstorm. How did she know???
I've been beyond eager to get an up close & personal look at her ~ I fell instantly in love when I saw her photo on the Royal Colors website last Fall. Although it's unusual for me to place an overseas order, I just couldn't forget her and caved to temptation. I was hoping, in real life, her beauty would exceed her photograph. I have not been disappointed.
The impulse to click "buy" feels completely justified....
She's a little reminiscent of 'Gervase' (the reddish/pink striping?) but with the added bonus of being double, or is it just me??
Regardless, I definitely have another bulb added to my list of favorites.
btw, in case you're wondering how long this endless parade of Amaryllis will continue, I promise to group the next blooms in one post & find other topics to focus on after that. I have a pantry re-do I'm currently busying myself with, maybe that will be finished to share soon? Hope you are staying warm!