Monday, January 3, 2011
Special New Year's Bloom!
MY SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S BLOOM!
Now why would I be so excited over one tiny bloom? Because this special "Christmas" cactus, that did not bloom until yesterday, was a re-root of my mother's original. And, since my mother passed away 13 years ago this past October, I have tried to keep her plants going. When her vines or flowers have begun to wane, I would take a cutting and, after gaining new roots, would plant again. All had been successful except this particular plant. It is from a re-rooted leaf. I'm not sure why it has taken so long to put out blooms, but I think once I changed the type soil it was originally started in, and then placed it outside during the Summers, I now have a blooming "Christimas" Cactus! It was well worth the wait, and looks as if there will be several other blooms coming soon.
You see, I'm just kind of a flora nut. I love flowers, birds, fungi, trees, well I guess just about anything God has made brings me to an "awestruck" stage. Can't wait until the crocuses, daffodils and tulips come up!
If you have a pic of a special flower of yours, and possibly a story to go with it (or not), send it to me, would love to see it:)