Bulb Balancing Christmas

amaryllis    I bought an amaryllis bulb this week.  Not a peace lily, but an amaryllis.  They are beautiful for the Christmas season with their massive red blossoms.  They lay in the box at the store with a stem extending from the bulb and blooming.  No soil, no water, not even sun for photosynthesis but they survived.  How could I go wrong?  I bought one with no blossom so I could start from scratch.

I brought it home lovingly from work in the dark and finally found a cracked pot beside the house to plant it in.  In all those flower pots beside the house not one contained any soil and it was dark, cold and drizzling heavily.  I searched with a flashlight until I was drenched.  I remembered once reading an article with instructions for growing them in a saucer with rocks and water.  I searched through the hobby cabinet and found some marbles – but no rocks. Well, marbles are similar to rocks, right?

I placed the bulb roots down on the marbles in the pot and poured water over them.  Several days went by and nothing. Then  guess what?  It’s growing! I can’t wait to see the crimson blossoms peaking out just in time for Christmas. Now all I need is some holly and I’ll be ready for the yule season.

I’ll let you know if it survives.

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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