Last fall, my wonderful friend Stephen who has a lovely garden at his home in Russian hill donated some amaryllis bulbs to me. I haven’t been very good at keeping them watered, but was trying for 1x a week. I possibly planted them too close together in the box, but after several months, green stalks started sprouting up. After a while, the green keeled over and I was left with some dried yellowish stalks that I trimmed. I kept watering the bulbs and lo and behold a few weeks ago, things were in bloom!