a couple of times over the past few months about the two Amaryllis bulbs I received as Christmas gifts. I lamented about the fact that they took about 5 months to bloom, and, were somewhat squat, although the flowers were brilliant! Well, being the not-so-diligent housekeeper that I am, after the blooms had passed I cut them back but had not really attended to them. Should I toss the bulbs, or, attempt to save them until next year? As I debated, I left the cut bulbs in the pots. Next thing I know, one of them had sent up a shoot.