When science goes awry
We forced some bulbs indoors this winter as a bit of a science lesson...and I love the smell of the paper whites in the house. The paper whites performed splendidly - the roots grew down and the bloom came up. We seem to have chosen the magic bulb with the amaryllis, though. To begin with we watered it too much and the roots started to rot. So we brought in some rocks from the garden propped it up. All the visible roots continued to shrivel up and die, but I assumed since the stem was still rising, that there must be something growing into the soil. Nada. Not a single root every attached. But look at our lovely amaryllis. So, truth be told - we plant and water...but the growth is God's alone!