Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Amaryllis Watch

Daphne continues to delight.

She hasn't grown much in height, but she's slowly and gracefully beginning to unfurl the petals on one of her bud stalks, enticing me with cranberry streaked with very pale green. The second bud remains tightly closed, and I'm grateful. That means it probably won't open until after the first bud, prolonging the show.

Daphne also likes to show off her dramatic side a bit. Last night John wondered if I might be taking more photos of her than I took of our sons (no, not by a long shot). I'm afraid he might not appreciate Daphne's beauty and wonder, but I'm fairly sure you guys do. :-)


  1. I'm so glad she's bringing delight! I just love the anticipation . . .

  2. Oh what a gorgeous flower! Reminds me of rhubarb (which seems to be on my mind lately since Fletch saw it reviving in the garden over the weekend). Keep the pictures coming - they are great!

  3. Absolutely .... we are on Daphne watch too.

  4. Wow, those colors are just spectacular! The Amaryllis Watch Tour has been so very good this year! :)

  5. John!!! :-) I sometimes think I take more pictures of Boone than I ever took of Dan! Daphne is quite lovely!

  6. Haha, John... what a goof! ;) Daphne really is lovely!!

  7. This dark bloom is going to be spectacular. I am looking forward to seeing it soon.

    1. I keep humming Carly Simon's "Anticipation" to myself ... :-)

  8. Her color is so dramatic and rich! I'm waiting with baited breath!


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