Many years ago a departing neighbor
gave me a box of bulbs. They sat in the box on the patio for many
months totally neglected. I noticed one putting out leaves, so I
planted them. I had no idea what they were. For years all
they did was put up a few strap like leaves. Probably because
they were on the north side of a wall, and they should have had bright
Then, one year I was surprised to see
a flower stalk rising out of the ground.
Then this large flower appeared. Now I know they are a species of amaryllis, a common name not to be confused with the generic name, amaryllis, which belongs to a different kind of plant.
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