Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our Amaryllis Tradition

Amaryllis are the plants you see around this time of year that are sold in a box with the seasonal items.  They grow very fast and get huge beautiful blooms.  The kids plant the bulb and mark the very bottom of any green leaf that is showing.

Then one week later the kids mark it again and measure how much it has grown.

It's really amazing to see just how fast they grow in one week.

You can see by the marks in this picture that they literally grow many inches in one week!

We have only had this particular Amaryllis for five weeks and it is already blooming.

It has four huge blooms that look similar to a lily.

This one bloomed so fast that I think I will buy another one and start all over.

Maybe each child can have their own and we can make a race out of it : )


  1. What an awesome idea! I may have to try this activity with my little girl... she would love this!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  2. Following FNFW blog hop. You are a busy lady ;o)
    I had these growing in my backyard flower bed. Gorgeous.
    following on GFC.

    Have a Blessed Day,
    Patricia aka Mamaw

  3. That is so creative! I should do that with Rodrigo. Thanks for the idea.