There was a mysterious plant in our backyard when we moved it... there was this white pot with funny leaves coming out... I thought it was trash. My mom quickly stopped me, "wait! That is an amaryllis!" I had no idea what she was talking about. I set it to the side and continued cleaning. Last year it stayed ugly... not much excitement.
Then, the other day I was in my sewing room and there it was... the amaryllis... I am so glad I didn't throw it away... even if it only blooms once a year.