Amaryllis in the ground
I received a blooming Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) for Christmas '10 and was growing it in the original pot. I finally planted it in the ground last month; at that time, there were no leaves. I planted it at the same height as it was in the pot.
Soon, a couple of leaves started to emerge from the center. Then, the troublesome nocturnal critter dug around the soil and almost dug it up -- twice. I fixed the soil around it and gave it a little water.
Then I noticed the new leaves had turned brown. Thinking perhaps it needed some water (it's planted in a raised box in the sun, a little dappled shade from roses in front of it), I gave it a bit.
And now, there's a new leaf emerging!
I've never grown it in the ground and have no idea what to expect. Does it need more shade (morning sun only?). Not enough water in the sun? Why would leaves start to emerge, then disappear, followed by another one?