I ordered 4 amaryllis bulbs from Royal Colors of the Netherland. They finally arrived last Monday after circulating nearly half the globe!
These bulbs have probably been pre-chilled to be bloomed around Christmas time. First thing I did with them was to clean them off brown, papery skin to avoid possible rot.
Then I soak their roots in water for a day before planting to help them recover more quickly.
Finally, I planted them in a good mix yesterday afternoon.
This morning, I was greeted with this.
Wow, it's quick, really!
Update: I found one more scape emerging from another bulb - the Evergreen, this morning Dec 2nd. It's very exciting watching these.