Here’s an easy idea that I first saw at a holiday decorators’ showhouse and immediately copied at home. Amaryllis bulbs are readily available during the holidays — usually for less than $10. Choose a nice, fat, healthy looking bulb and put it in a glass vase or jar. Surround the bulb with glass marbles (look for inexpensive marbles at the dollar store), lifting the bulb as you add the marbles so the roots hang down. Add water just to the mid-point of the bulb, and place in a sunny window. In about four weeks you’ll have a beautiful bloom. This arrangement makes a nice holiday gift, too!