This Amaryllis is my baby. It was my great-great Grandmother's, and is well over 100 years old. It was handed down to me from my great Uncle Al, when he passed away in 2001.
I repotted it last year, at about this time, but it didn't bloom last December like it usually does.
Thought perhaps I'd damaged it, but the poor thing was so crowded in a cracked bucket that the bulbs were growing out the sides and so I had to do something.
I put it outside every summer, but this is the first time it's bloomed when I've done that.
I'm guessing it's thriving because it's happy. I sure am! : )
Funny thing is, this plant is a real living heirloom. It has passed through many generations of my family and is a real link to my past.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Gardening!