Things That Go Bump In The Night.
16 January 2010 18:03:31
DEMISE OF A BEAUTY
The moral of this story is to Enjoy Beauty and Life While You Can.
I have never grown Amaryilis before and with all the online chat about them decided to have a go. I bought 2 from Lidl and while one is sitting still and although there is a hint of leaves is really going no where but the other although slow to start took off and produced a flower stem and duly presented buds and opened first one then 2 and yesterday 3 with at least one more still to go. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and each day I recorded it's beauty. Thought about finding a planter to put it in but it seemed so balanced and must have been 85cm tall so I suppose it was an accident waiting to happen. This evening I opened the door to the drawing room to record it's progress would another flower have opened. Shock - horror no Amaryilis in site on the window sill - well not quite true the one that is on a go slow was there. My eyes went to the floor and there battered and broken was my Amaryilis beauty I am devastated that I didn't prevent this catastrophe from happening. Although I know Jacinta managed to splint her one up and it continued to flower I don't think this will work as it's neck is nearly severed but I have splinted it but I think it's met it's end. The odd thing is I heard a bang last night while watching the Late Late Show and sort of thought what can it be but didn't go to check it out. Should the other Amaryilis decide to bloom I'll know better and ensure it's in a more substancial pot and as my kids say "You Have To Learn From Your Own Mistakes" but other NOVICE AMARYILIS PARENTS TAKE CARE and LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE.
Posted up photos of before disaster struck. in Amaryilis album