The second amaryllis of the 2016/2017 season is open!
(I'm counting the surprise summer scape on Red Lion 2008 as the first. If you click on the link to open the post on the surprise scape, you can see what a difference temperature makes in the flower color. Cooler temperature equals redder blooms.)
This is the 2014 Red Lion, and is its third blooming for me. This is
the one that had two scapes last year, but only one is showing so far
this year. Time will tell if there's another in the works.
Also opening today is this Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata), a variety named Claudia.
Very pretty, and I didn't have a red/white variety, so yay!
I got this as a freebie plant when I ordered a couple other plants from Whitton's Greenhouses earlier this fall. I'm telling you, I should
just disconnect my internet. It makes it way too easy to buy plants.