Today we’re visiting with Malgorzata Galietti.
About 30 years ago I purchased a ‘Red Lion’ amaryllis (Hippeastrum ‘Red Lion’, Zones 8–10 or as a houseplant) and sent it to my Grandma Helena, who lived in Krakow, Poland, to help her survive a particularly cold winter. She loved it! She was herself a gardener and horticulturalist, so the ‘Red Lion’ was very much appreciated. Back then, amaryllis bulbs were impossible to find in Poland. Forward to a gloomy winter of 2020; I remembered how much happiness and cheerfulness one amaryllis bulb had produced for my grandma, so I got a ‘Pink Surprise’ to sprinkle some joy during the pandemic winter blues.
This pink beauty began the yearly cycle of blooms and watering. I brought the pots out to the garden for summer and put them asleep in early fall with hopes that when they woke up they would gratefully produce flower stems.
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