Hello again, fellow bloggers! I fell off the blogging wagon last spring, but I’m hoping to climb back aboard again this year.
A leaning amaryllis is what has brought me back to the fold!I don’t know the specifics of this amaryllis; it came from a big box store and was just marked “Red.” This is the fifth year or so it has bloomed.
Because of its extreme tilt, I decided to cut it and put it in a vase. It happened to be Monday, so a perfect point of re-entry into Blogland for me! I’ve filled out the vase with some pussy willow branches from a tree growing on the edge of our cul-de-sac, and some forsythia branches with buds that probably will not open until the amaryllis has passed its prime. I think it is a lovely end of winter arrangement, with the bright red petals and snowy white catkins. Perhaps by the time the forsythia buds open, I’ll have a new amaryllis to replace this one in the bouquet. Maybe something that speaks more of spring than winter, I hope!
Many thanks to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting this weekly collection of vases!