Self-tutoring about plants and flowers: the tutor mentions an encounter with amaryllis.
In early June, exploring a campus, I arrived at a crossroads for its various paths. There, in a raised box, bloomed an arresting red flower. Internet research suggests to me the flower must be an amaryllis. Its bloom could have been 10 inches across. It looked tropical – beautiful, but surprising to see here.
A week ago, at the same spot, I saw the bloom again. I was plunged into reminiscence of meeting it a month earlier, but then suspected it wasn’t the same bloom, but instead one planted in the same spot, later.
My reading suggests the feasibility of such a premise: amaryllis is reputed to be easy to bring to flower any time, if conditions are proper. Perhaps here, amaryllis would need fresh planting each year, in warm spring conditions.
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.