A few posts back in my post roll is one titled, “Indoor Plants.” In that post I mention the Amaryllis and show a picture of the stalk thick with a bloom. The first picture above is of the same stalk a few days later, and the full bloom is what I found three days ago. I wanted to post it right away, but life here has been pretty hectic, and when we are home, I find myself just able to crawl into bed and sleep. By the way, this is one of two large blooms. I positioned the shot so the other bloom was blocked by this one, why I have no idea, I just did. There is also a tiny little third bloom trying to open. Perhaps a different angle will be warranted when it does.
A few other plants in the house that would love to get outside include the peppers and the tomatoes. The temperature and wet weather are not allowing us to do any planting at this time. When it was warm enough to put it in, the ground was so dry that there is no way the plants would have survived. Thank goodness we didn’t try as then we had all the snow and the cold and everything would have died. I am happy to report that the potatoes have re-sprouted and the peonies are looking quite good, but we are expecting another shot of frost tonight, so not real sure what will be happening with any gardening this year. Here are some pictures to update you on where we are today.