A year ago at Christmas my mother gave me a beautiful amarylis. I thought the foliage was lovely so after it finished blooming I put it next to another plant in my living room and continued to water it along with everything else. Recently the leaves began to die back until there were just two left. I thought to myself it would be time to take it to the compost soon. Then one day.....I saw a sturdy stalk and bud emerging! I couldn't believe my eyes. Who could imagine it would bloom again and make so many new leaves??? I'm waiting for two more blosoms to emerge. I can see the buds!