Sunday, November 9, 2008

Green Thumb Sunday

Christmas Cactus Nursery

The plant on the left belongs to friends who have left for the Winter.
They have a son with a family in Arizona, and they have a son with
a family here in Fairfield, IA.

My white/pink cactus has finished blooming, at least for the time
being. Their cactus is on the left and blooms in brighter pink.
My second cactus is on the right. It has beautiful red blossoms.

Just thought you'd like to know. :-) If you'd like to participate
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Have a Great Sunday!


The Garden Faerie said...

My Thanksgiving/Xmas cactus has a bunch of pink buds, but no flowers yet. It tends to bloom again around Easter. This year, I think I'll think of it was my birthday bloomin' cactus!!
~ Monica

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

You have great luck with those cactus blooming, though they rarely seem to bloom on the designated holiday unless you perform some complicated gyrations involving light and dark periods. They sure are pretty though!

bobbie said...

I love your cactus. I have never had good luck with them. Will have to try again.

flydragon said...

My cactus has buds also. I've been taking pictures every few days to chart its' progress. Hopefully the buds will not fall off before they open as they have done so many times in the past.

Kathleen said...

How delightful for you to get to enjoy a second cactus!

Shady Gardener said...

TGF, (Did you notice what your initials spell?)lol. I'll watch for a photo of your cactus... is your birthday coming up?

IVG, Hi! I began this month doing some of those complicated "in the basement and up the stairs" routines with my poinsettia from last year. It has been so healthy all summer... we'll see. I'm actually not very good at that routine! ;-)

Hi Bobbie, I'm actually kind of fortunate these days with regard to these cacti. My mother-in-law used to set hers outdoors in the SUN all summer, and it bloomed like crazy. It was a little hard on the foliage, though...

Flydragon, Will you be posting your succession of photos?

Kathleen, I am happy about that development! :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice blooms - "mine" (now hers) have lived at my mum's, for the past few years... my four "boys" demolish anything living, or resembling anything that might be living (read "silk flowers").

I'll live vicariously through your indoor plant collection... good luck with that Poinsettia! /Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Deb. I admire your generous spirit in giving up real plants for the silk ones for the sake of your family! :-)

We'll see about that poinsettia. I've forgotton to take it downstairs for two days, now!