Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blooms as Promised

 
Last week you got a peek of a Christmas cactus in my studio, with tiny buds.
I am blessed with a plant that blooms twice a year; especially blessed because I neglect it.
 
 
I rarely water it, have not fed it in over a year and it's probably root bound.
It's a survivor.
 
 
The second blooming is not as grand a display as the first time (fewer flowers),
but in the middle of January, with the temperature below freezing outside,
it's a beautiful sight nonetheless.
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I hope you have something to delight in today.
 


8 comments:

Kim Andersen said...

Wow! yours is really loaded with blooms!! I love those christmas cactuses! mine is really a thanksgiving cactus :) .... I need to trim it back and root the trimmings so I can have more of those wonderful spots of color!!!

Linda said...

I think you are doing all the right things. It likes neglect!!! Love it!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I lost my Christmas cactus in a long time power outage...so I miss witnessing a miracle of the blooms. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Tracey Fletcher King said...

They are lovely when they bloom... my MIL used to have baskets and baskets of them but for the life of me I can't think of when they used to bloom... must make a note to ask her... great photos....xx

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful blossoms ... some things obviously like/need to be neglected ;)
So grateful here to have a warm cozy house ... I bought a pot of Tete a Tete mini daffodils ... it will be a treat when they grow up and bloom :)
Stay warm Missy!
oxo

Lorrie said...

Beautiful, bright blooms! I think this plant thrives on neglect.

Yvonne said...

Oh, that's so pretty. It seems to be very happy.

Jeanie said...

I've always had rough luck with Christmas cactus. My mom's were always so nice! This one is just gorgeous! Love it.