In December, 2005, Ken's cousins in Missouri City, TX, the Brasseur family, gave us some amaryllis bulbs to plant. We did, each in our respective yard, and they produced some exquisite leaves, but nothing else. We didn't pay much attention, and they stayed in the ground since then.
About two weeks ago, it was clear each bulb was sending up a flower stalk. Amazing! They finally bloomed this week, and they are GORGEOUS! The first one below is in Anne's back yard; the second one is in my back yard.