Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Decorating for Christmas


All the stores have their Christmas decorations up, so having my Christmas cactus blooming now instead of in December is really not so unusual. It's all part of the early push to the holidays.




All during the summer and early fall I neglect this plant. It sits in the north-facing vestibule and I remember to water it about once a month. Then come October, I notice the buds and I tend it more and when the buds are more developed, in it comes to my great room and a south facing window. Here it is mid-November and it's glorious in its blooms.

See other blooms this month at May Dreams Gardens!

4 comments:

Mac_fromAustralia said...

What a beautiful colour your Christmas cactus blooms are.

LC said...

I suspect you have the "Thanksgiving Cactus". You can tell the Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncate) apart from the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x Buckleyi) from the shape of its leaves. It has sharply serrated or "toothed" leaves as compared to the more rounded leaves of the Christmas cactus. Yours is very beautiful...L

Birdwoman said...

Lovely cactus - whether Thanksgiving or Christmas! Mine hasn't shown buds yet. I suspect I haven't given it enough darkness.

Elaine said...

I wish mine was in bloom - it doesn't even have one bud on it. Yours is just beautiful!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...