My two Thanksgiving Cacti (thanking Mr. Brownthumb for the i.d.) are both blooming! Already! They are seemingly very healthy. They endured some accidental pruning this summer. I surmise by a striped gopher or a squirrel looking for a hiding place... for a piece of chocolate saved to enjoy later with a good book and a cup of chai, perhaps? Anyway, I wonder if that pruning might have turned into kindly deed.
The plant with the pink blossoms is Loaded with buds. The other has only one flower and a couple of buds. (Both plants, however, bloomed twice last winter!)
I'm wintering my hibiscus in the guest bedroom. It sits in front of a window with a southern exposure. The other window faces westerly. Lots of nice light. It looks as though I could clean the pot a bit.Yes, there's a trellis on the wall. There's another one on the other side of the window, too. They're acting as headboards for twin beds. (The sheet of posterboard protects my grandchildren and other young guests from rubbing against the bumpy walls at night.)
And, I know. The above close-up photo is blurry. I'm sorry. I could take another, but I think we'll just have to deal with it.
I'm loving the sunshine. Winter is not my favorite season, overall. I LOVE watching gently falling snow. And standing in it. I do have fun making snowmen, etc., but most of the time I desire the return of the progression of the other three seasons. So, that being said, having additional sunshine due to most of our trees having shed their leaves is a very GOOD thing!