There's no end to our fascination with the amaryllis. I've mentioned this in previous posts that we think the form and colour of the bloom come close to achieving absolute perfection.
Every year the bulbs appear in our retail outlets around the beginning of November and we take one home. And for us it's not a simple matter of pulling the box off the shelf and moving on. Nope, I carefully open the top of the box and inspect the bulb to make sure I get the biggest and healthiest one, and one that has a good root network not damaged by bouncing around in the truck that brought them from who knows where to Whitehorse.
This year we had a dandy! Twin stems emerged from the bulb, each one producing three blossoms. And after they faded, a third stem rose and produced a double bloom - pictured here. Click on the photo to view it in a larger format and marvel at the gorgeous detail.