Do you ever plant Amaryllis bulbs in the fall (inside) so that they will be blooming at Christmas? In most parts of the country, I think that is the only time many people think of them. But here, in the deep South, they are excellent outside bloomers. These are ones I have blooming in a pot in the back yard. Actually, the previous owner left this pot already planted and I have just enjoyed the results. I have no idea how long they have been in this pot but I do know that I have never (we have been here almost a year) done a single thing to them. Many of my neighbors have amaryllis' growing directly in the ground...so, see Amaryllis....not just for Christmas!