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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:09 PM

By Kylee Baumle

Flowers are blooming at Our Little Acre again! My first amaryllis of the season broke bud just last week and marks the beginning of a winter full of color in containers inside the house.

My love affair with amaryllis began about eight years ago, around the time I came down with gardening fever and I’ve amassed quite a collection of them.

I’d been looking through the many seed and plant catalogs that started arriving around Thanksgiving, when a striped wonder caught my eye. I was smitten by its unusual blooms, not having seen anything like it before. That wasn’t really saying much, since I’d been too busy working and raising kids to pay a whole lot of attention to flowers up to that point. But that flower was something special.