Tag Archives: amaryllis

The harbinger of life and warmth to come

On this longest night of the year, we potted some paperwhites that a student gave me on Friday and brought up three amaryllis which have been hibernating in pots inside of closed paper bags in the basement. The amaryllis were … Continue reading

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Melting winter

The bitter chill of winter is  balanced by the blooms of amaryllis. Every year they assertively bloom on our kitchen table reminding us that spring will indeed one day be here again. From Virgil’s Eclogues, we learn that the amaryllis … Continue reading

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Kicking the doldrums

Winter doldrums… I got ’em. Usually I’m not hit with them till February, but we had early snow this winter and lots of overcast days. At school I am usually busy interacting with the kids before school, teasing and chasing … Continue reading

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