This year, I was the very proud grower of a gorgeous Amaryllis. I started it from a bulb (which Greg called The Stump.) It remained The Stump for the longest time, maybe 6 weeks. Just before Christmas, it became affectionately known as The Penis. The Penis grew and grew, and eventually needed to be tied with a string to our wine rack. Mid-January, it blossomed into the most beautiful, crimson flowers. It really is a shame that that the flowers only last a short time, but it truly was a joy.
Today, I found out that the Amaryllis is toxic to cats! Who'da known?! Thankfully, the kitties did not eat the flowers and thus, I did not inadvertently murder them.