Yesterday I lifted my tender bulbs & geophytes to store them indoors for winter. Much to my surprise one Hippeastrum bulb had already succumbed to winter cold & was turning mushy. That upsets me because the temps have barely dropped below 30 deg F so far, and this is one I raised from seed years ago. Also much to my surprise (since this is my first year growing them) Rhodophiala bifida were as happy as can be & still growing strong with deep green leaves. Whereas all my other amaryllids have foliage completely zapped down to the ground. My Manfreda maculosa were surprisingly green & happy. I didn't expect that from a Texas plant in Ohio. But I brought them indoors too, just in case. Another surprise was that 2 Polianthes "Golden Harvest" had bloomed this season without me ever noticing. But there were the dead stalks in evidence, plain as day. How annoying to have missed it! Since the Rhodophiala were actively growing I potted them up & placed them on a windowsill for winter. Dennis in Cincinnati (where the wind chill is at 15 deg F right now) BRRRRR!!!!