Hi, It has been a dismal year for the Amaryllis belladonna in my garden. Only two have bloomed. Usually I have a lot more bloom. You may recall in our recent discussion about how to get them to bloom that I wrote that in South Africa they are much more likely to bloom after a fire. Members of this list didn't seem willing to go to those extremes to get them to bloom. Several weeks ago a local restaurant burned to the ground. This restaurant was sited close to a bluff top overlooking the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean. Below it was a steep slope that was a mixture of mostly non native vegetation (non native grasses, Vinca major, wild radish) although there were some Garryea elliptica (silk tassel bushes/trees) and Baccharis closer to the bottom. The upper part burned with the building taking out for the moment the Vinca. Walking on the bottom of the slope where there is a trail a week plus later we saw something pushing out of the ground on the hillside above in the scorched earth and broken glass. Immediately we figured out it had to be Amaryllis belladonna. We've never seen it there and I'm not sure how it got there since I don't think anyone could have planted it on that steep of a slope. But it is all over the place with more coming up all the time. I took a few pictures for the wiki today, but I couldn't get very close and my zoom lens distorts distances. <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Mary Sue PS. So far it seems to be a great start for my Oxalis and Moraea polystachya is in bloom and the first Crocus and Hyacinthoides lingulata. Also a number of Nerine hybrids and species are in bloom and a lot of Cyclamen.