This is the third (and last) stalk from the Amaryllis seen in Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise. Aptly titled, that first post: nature is nothing if not unpredictable! Who knew placing Hippeastrum stems in water created big curlicues along the hollow, snipped end?!
Naturally I wanted a closer look, but the jug’s narrow neck precludes removing the flower! No matter how I twist and poke, the curlicues are swollen with water and hard as rocks. They….just….won’t….budge!
I’ve sentenced my plant to life without parole AND death in a watery grave! Double whammy!!
I swear, I didn’t know! 😉
Until next time…..
🙂 🙂 🙂
Editted on Jan 12, 2013 at 4:45pm to include a close up of the bottom of the stem:
- Dutch Ammaryllis Arrangements. (florafocus.wordpress.com)