It flopped over

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I am reposting this picture from January 28th, so you can compare the growth in 10 days.

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I took this picture today and I had to move the plant near the wall because it had fallen over. I decided it would need something to lean against. It’s like it is on steroids! I don’t think it will be long until it blooms. I think it is amazing, how fast it grew. The ladies in the picture are my grandmother and great grandmother.

Amaryllis

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For my birthday in December my sister in law, Ellen, gave me this Amaryllis bulb to grow. I had always looked at these but never picked one up and I am really looking forward to having this bloom.

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Here I am showing this very compressed peat moss that I had to add two cups of water to. Once it soaked up the water it filled up the pot. It was so full I had to take some out to get the bulb in and then pack it back around the bulb.

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The directions say in May I will be able to plant this in the ground and then take it out again in September. It also says it will bloom in 8 to 10 weeks. I will keep you updated.