Amaryllis, that is.  All trundled in to the basement now, hopefully to dry out in a correct fashion and set flower buds. Last year our percentage was so-so. The year before all but one bloomed.  Now, granted, they mostly bloomed in April or May….  We don’t have any that manage Christmas here.  Sometimes a Christmas cactus will be timed correctly, but they too are usually later (January-February).  Or, annoyingly, much earlier.  The cactus are still cooling off outside, hopefully that will trigger some decent flower set at the appropriate time.

Then there are the Jasmine….those plants that require not only cool but dark. We think that we have a section of house that will work for that this year, due to no guests being likely.  Something about a plant that holds one hostage over the light switch and use thereof….