Monday, January 3, 2011

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:)


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