My good friend Steve sent the bulbs four weeks ago. I opened the box to find them nestled in a lovely ceramic pot, the instructions saying 'just add water and keep me in the light.' So I did. They kept the Christmas greens company while they inched up out of the ground ever so slowly, really getting going the week of Christmas. The dried greens now gone, the fresh tall stalks have reached into the New Year, blossoms filling the air with the fragrance and promise of Spring.