When my Great Uncle J. B. died several years ago, Mama dug up some of his beloved amaryllis flowers and brought them home with her so a part of him would live on. She's had such gorgeous blooms over the years and we always call the flowers "Uncle J. B." She gave me two of them and I planted one in my front yard and it did nothing. For three years. I put another one in my backyard two years ago and it didn't even come up this year. Earlier this spring, I noticed how huge the one in the front yard was getting. Strong and sturdy so I had hope!! It DID start budding and I held my breath. I was so excited!! I posted a picture of it yesterday with its blooms still closed up tight.
This is what it looks like today!!
Hey, Uncle J. B.!! It's so nice to see you!!!