Incomparable Amaryllis

Over the weekend, my amaryllis bloomed.  It really is a spectacular flower, and the photo I took is such a nice way to start this Monday morning.  I want to say a special thank-you to my sister-in-law for gifting me with this beauty.  Thanks Stacy!  

If you've never forced bulbs before, it is a such a fun and easy process.  My kids helped me plant the bulbs this year; all they need after planting is a bit of water and a nice sunny spot.  (There is a great tutorial on Martha.) I'm always amazed when the dirty, plain, strange looking bulbs turn into amazing flowers. Amaryllis are my favorites; they grow tall and strong and when they bloom, everything in the room pales in comparison to their beauty.