This post Hippeastrum - Amaryllis 'Sweet Nymph' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden
Soon January is coming to its end and so it is for all my dear Hippeastrums (Amaryllis). I have had six different varieties this year and they sure have given my so much joy. This is one of the last, the stunning 'Sweet Nymph'
'Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen
Within thy airy shell
By slow Meander's margent green,
And in the violet-embroidered vale
Where the lovelorn nightingale
Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well:
Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair
That likest thy Narcissus are?'
John Milton (1608-1674), 'Comus'