You know how it is just after christmas; you still have the tree, the decorations, there are still a few way-too-tempting chocolates hanging around…..the holiday buzz has sort of gone but you still want things to feel festive.
This is the time when I love to have bulbs in flower. My paper whites this year came up a little too fast and are now almost over, but these huge amaryllis are lighting up the sitting room.
I bought them a couple of weeks before christmas, and simply stood their pots in a tray inside a basket. Covered them with moss and started watering, a little each day. I added a few silver baubles to the moss for a christmassy feel.
The first flower opened on Christmas day, and since they have been going strong. All they need is water, and something to prevent them snapping under their own weight. I started with a bamboo support but that didn’t look so great, and finally I decided that a ribbon could do the job just as well.
Hope that your year is getting off to a bright start.