At Christmas I received the gift of an Amaryllis bulb. I planted it early in January and have watched it grow right before my eyes. It is now in full bloom and makes the inside of the house seem cheerier! I've grown these in years past and never lose the wonder of such a magnificent display! It takes a little over a month from bulb to flower and there are two blooming's. First the largest head breaks open, blooms about a week and then the smaller second bloom comes on. I am told that the bulb will hold over for years to come, if I keep it in a cool dark place until next January, when the process will begin all over again. :)
Yes, the earth does laugh in flowers outside and inside!