At Christmas, Tim and I received this huge bulb and the requisite potting material. (He says his brother Tom gave it to us; my recollection is that it was from his sister Nancy.)
Either way, we brought it home, dutifully potted it, and set it on a table in the front window, where it would get the most sun — or at least as much sun as it could expect to get in Seattle in January.
And it started to grow. And grow some more. And grow even more.
Until it was about 22 inches tall, at which point it started to form four flower buds.
Over the last several days, these buds have opened in succession, until the other day when I noticed with pleasant surprise that all four blooms were fully open.
It is quite a sight.
Just in time for Valentine's Day.