I decided right then and there that I would pot up some Amaryllis and ivy for myself, just like in the picture, sort of.
The picture on Pinterest showed white Amaryllis in a white container.
I decided on pink Amaryllis in a brown clay container because mine are probably going to bloom a few weeks after Christmas. Plus, that's what I found at the store when I went to buy the Amaryllis bulbs and ivy. Pink and red.
Step by step, here's how I put the planter together.
First, I set everything out on the table in the sun room, shown above.
Wait. That table cloth is all wrong. That's kind of springy. I need my wintry, Christmasy table cloth for this project.
Wait. I am going to be slinging around potting soil. I better put something down, like newspaper, to contain the mess.
I added some potting soil to the container and placed the three Amaryllis bulbs so that when the planting is finished, their necks will be sticking up out of the soil
Then I added the twigs and more potting soil.
Before I finished it off, I took it over to the sink and watered it thoroughly.
I thought this looked nice once planted, except for maybe those twigs, but decided to do one more thing to it.
Of course, it's going to look a lot better once the Amaryllis actually send up bloom stalks and bloom. That should be in seven to ten weeks, around mid-January, hopefully.
If it looks nice once it is blooming, I'll share a picture of it.
Update 01/02/2014... the Amaryllis are in full bloom and look magnificent.