|The very first bud|
Almost two years ago my friend Patty gave me a Christmas Cactus plant (Scientific name Schlumbergera.) About a month later it gave me one small pale bloom and then nothing! For the following two Decembers, as recommended from my research, I faithfully gave it 12 hours of darkness each day. NO blooms!
Then, a few weeks ago (but not in time for Christmas) I noticed a bud, then a couple of days later another and now another! THREE! Yeah!
|Yes, that's my kitchen in the middle of a remodel.|
The first bud blossomed! First, it appeared that it was a white flower but turned a pale pink. And the same for the second blossom! I hope this is the beginning of a very long life for my plant. I've read that they can live as long as 50 years!
|Two blossoms and a bud (bud is at far left)|
|Pretty pinkish-white blossom|
How does that old saying go? "Patience is a virtue." A lesson for life from my Christmas Cactus!
|Tea cup from my Grandma Lempi|
P.S. Folks, I am very frustrated! For a very long time I have written this Blog in Open Live Writer for publication. Blogger is now saying that it is not compatible even though OLW states that it is.