I had to share my miracle amaryllis, illuminated by the sun. Radiant! It's a miracle to me that it bloomed this year, because I bought the bulb last season, deep discounted at 99 cents. I started it in January last year and it did nothing but grow leaves. Following the directions I kept from its box, I cut off the greenery, put the bulb out in my garden, pot and all, when the weather got warmer and forgot about it until the first frost. I added some horse manure to the pot at one point, but otherwise neglected it. Around October, I brought the pot in to my back porch and neglected it some more. I needed to repot the bulb, but kept putting it off. Finally around December, I just stuck the pot into a bowl to catch the run off water and started watering it. I was too lazy to repot the bulb. The bulb is root bound, but has managed to not only sprout leaves, but bolstered by horse manure (and a little Miracle Grow in the first two waterings) has also burst forth into these two gorgeous blooms.
I plan to neglect it again this summer.