Do you ever experience a Dorothy moment? You remember Dorothy from The Wizard of OZ who could have gone home to Kansas at any time IF she had only realized the power of the ruby red slippers? Yeah, her.
Look who has flowers in her own home after all that complaining of yesterday! Me! Lots of them! Yes, there is one terribly confused Christmas cactus blooming by the patio door. It is not my plant; it belongs to my sister who has yet to reclaim it. The cactus has grown from a piece of my sister's first mother-in-law's mother's plant. (Got that? ;> ) It used to live in a south corner window above my sister's sink where it was very happy. When my sister moved here during another cold February, that plant bloomed like crazy. It must have been the shock of it all. I had no other place for it save a northeast window where it has survived, but not thrived sending out a few sparse blooms some years and skipping others altogether. I guess that all it has needed is a south window because I've not seen this many flowers on it in a very long time.
Happy Leap Day!
Good Morning Vee!ReplyDelete
:) What a lovely bit of color for these absolutely crazy winter days! I can not believe we are getting more snow tonight. ??? I'll be SOOOO happy when spring finally gets here!! Thank you for the bit or sunshine!
Hi, Vee! My Christmas Cactus just lost the last of its blooms yesterday. Must be something in the air! LOLReplyDelete
Well, there you go - the flowers were right under your nose all the time! They are beautiful - those little pink droplets. Enjoy - have a great weekend, Vee. I plan to. I am hoping that we can go one weekend without a major catastrophe. It's been something for the last 4 weekends!!! VickieReplyDelete
Ask and it shall be given! I love your blossoms from God! He always knows what we need when we need it! Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Well will you look at that! How pretty! Just when you were wishing for flowers, there you have them! Thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Well Vee, I think it's time you give Miss Christmas Cactus a name...she now belongs to you...bloom when you're at home as Mama would have said, lol!ReplyDelete
Oh your cactus looks very vigorous. I smiled when I saw it. . they seem to do well under a bit of duress. My mom would watch hers' every year for buds. Some years it bloomed and other years not. One year she accidentally bumped the planter and it landed on the floor. That year it bloomed better and longer than it ever had if ten years and never bloomed as good since.ReplyDelete
Hi, Vee! Sometimes my Christmas Cactus does bloom twice a year, but most of the time it starts around November and is usually done by the beginning of January.ReplyDelete
There you go...flowers that were meant just for you! Enjoy them...and have a wonderful leap day.ReplyDelete
Hi Vee...I am so happy you have a beautiful flower in your home...when we least expect it, God just pours out a "big ole blessing"...The cactus is quite lovely and your pictures are amazing....Dee DeeReplyDelete
Well, who knew!? I'm so glad you have a little spring time in your house!ReplyDelete
Oh those fussy beasts. Aren't you lucky to have flowers. Looks like the flower gods heard your plaintive cry....ReplyDelete
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Love the Christmas cactus!
I put my "confused cactus" outside on the shay part of my deck or the summer an leave it until late September ( even though it gets pretty chilly at night) and when I bring it in it immediately gets buds and blossoms for Halloween!! Too bad the blossoms are orange:)ReplyDelete
MY keyboard does NOT want to type "Ds". So just insert where neccessary!!ReplyDelete
I have two of these same plants - they were my mother-in-laws and when she died they became mine. Mine are blooming now too. They are so pretty.ReplyDelete