First try ever at forcing an Amaryllis bulb. It's 28 inches tall and reaching for the light. It needed a little help but it flowered nicely and has given us some color for this January. This has been so much fun to do and too easy. If I can do it anyone can. I was told that you can cut the flower stem off in July, take the bulb out of the soil, put it in a dark closet with the leaves and take it out at the end of October to start again for the holidays. I'm going to try.