With holidays fast approaching, a classic winter flower, the amaryllis is starting to pop up in arrangements and decor. Here's how to coax your closed blooms into looking full flowers and keep them beautiful:
Step One: Take a pin and poke a hole straight through the stem just below the flower.
Step Two: Cut the stem at least an inch from the bottom, at a diagonal.
Step Three: Place in warm water - the warmer temperature will encourage the petals to open.
A fun little tidbit: if you listen near the poked hole, you will actually hear the flower drinking water!
Voila! Several days later, you'll have gorgeous, blooming amaryllis to display!