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“The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.” ~ Alan Watts
"Amaryllis"Amaryllis is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis belladonna, is a native of the Western Cape region of South Africa, particularly the rocky southwest area between the Olifants River Valley to Knysna.
I buy lots of amaryllis bulbs every fall- pot them & give them as Xmas presents when they start to spike. You can order exotic varieties. I plant mine outside (zone 8) after & they bloom in the spring afterwards (usually the next year,) It's so nice to have something pretty blooming in the winter- some will bloom later, into February.