Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Belated Christmas Present

Every year I get a couple of amaryllis to force for Christmas bloom. There is something about red blooms in the house in December (whether poinsettias or amaryllis) that just make the house seem more Christmassy.

This year, it was Wal Mart bulbs -- one grew and one didn't. The sole survivor seemed to grow slower than usual, finally budded and stayed in bud forever. Christmas came and went without any bloom.

Coming back from the cruise, it had opened up -- as if to greet me and to say that although it is winter on the prairie, spring is on it's way.

In January, there is nothing like something in bloom to make you forget winter. This amayrillis is doing that job splendidly.


Mary Bergfeld said...

We, too, force amaryllis for the Christmas holiday. There is some so majestic and proud about the way the flowers hold themselves. Yours is a beautiful color.

The Kramer Angle said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning. It's always nice to "meet" fellow bloggers and it's the highlight of my day when that happens.

Amaryllis and anything garden related intimidates me. Yours are beautiful! I wish I had that talent!

L Vanel said...

Merry Christmas!

Sherry said...

I've spent the better part of the evening perusing your blog. My! How time flies!

I love your home. It is absolutely gorgeous...because of your decorating. I have also drooled over the photos of the food you have prepared.

My sister-in-law has blue dishes. Whenever we go "antiquing," we are on the lookout for her blue...