Sunday, March 9, 2008

Green Thumb Sunday


Had you ever noticed the little "Valentine" at the end of the blossom, before? :-)

I've not posted a "Green Thumb Sunday" for awhile. I don't know where Mr. Brownthumb is, but I sure would like him to see my "Christmas Cacti!" My red one is outdoing itself right now!

The clarity of a couple of my photos is lacking, but I wonder if anyone could venture a guess as to how many buds are on this plant? :-)

I think the plants are trying to tell me they're about ready for Spring, too!
Last year they were on the front deck/porch where they got
some sun and some shade.
Hey! Another place where I can use my new Sun Calc to monitor the amount of light!


Happy Sunday!


joshua said...

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Blackswamp_Girl said...

Very pretty photos! Your Christmas cactus bloom circles around mine. :)

(I wish I knew where mr brownthumb is, too. Wherever it may be, I hope he's okay.)

Shady Gardener said...

Joshua, It makes me feel super, too. Thank you!

Kim, It's just "good fortune" that mine is blooming so well. ;-) I echo your sentiments on Mr. Brownthumb!

GardenAuthor said...

Gorgeous Christmas cactus! A much-needed burst of color on the way to spring... Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Hi, Deb! Isn't it great? Did you have a good-weather day, today? Our temps were in the 50s! And a bit windy, just like March is supposed to feel! ;-)

Dellits said...

i love these cacti -- where can i get one???

Also, I bought our copy of My Iowa tonight!!!

Love you!

Cabs said...

Beautiful "Easter cactus" :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks!! You can find these cacti all over, but closer to Thanksgiving or Christmas. I'll start you one! Love you back! AK

I'm just amazed by it!