Mom and Dad went to visit friends of ours on Sunday (I was laid low by a migraine that day...*ICK*), and when they returned Mom called to check to see if I was doing okay. While we were talking, she told me that our friends, Jewel and R.C., had given them a Christmas gift to give to me: an amaryllis bulb!
They've given me a bulb each year for the past several years, and I always enjoy watching their progress. In fact, I've saved the bulbs and have them stored safely in my refrigerator to be replanted. I just keep forgetting to replant them!!
In order for them to bloom at the proper time, I believe they must be replanted sometime in October. I'm going to do some research on it and mark my 2012 calendar with the appropriate replant date so that I can have blooms (hopefully) next Christmas!
In the meantime, I've reactivated my "Amaryllis Project" page and will keep you updated on the planting, growth, and bloom of this year's bulb. Mom and Dad will be coming to my home on Christmas Eve, so I'll probably be receiving (and planting) the bulb then. Stay tuned!