It was a very warm winter in North Texas and this was the first year I left my bulbs out in the conservatory through the entire season. The amaryllis just loves the heat and I got the biggest, most spectacular flowers ever. I dedicate this flower to two lovely women, Rita and Vonnie. I did not get to have as much time with them as others who grew up here, but the memories I have will always have a special place in my heart. I know that I will see them again in heaven's garden.