Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring Happens!

An amazing thing about tax season is that it starts in winter and spring just kind of happens before you  know it.  I usually stay "seasonally challened" until May, when I finally notice that spring is here and summer is around the corner! 

I really stayed confused this year when in March my Christmas cactus bloomed and my one poisettia plant was looking better than when I got it at Christmas time.

The poinsettia wa given to me by a woman who adopted some of my baby finches.  I have never kept a poinsettia looking good this long!  It's in a nice sunny place in the living room.  I think I'll move it outside now that it's warm so it won't feel like Christmas in the house :)

The poor little Christmas cactus was started by my mother from a leaf of a huge plant my Grandma grew.  I remember it on her porch when I was growing up.  Anyway, the one little leaf just grew and grew and did fairly well for a number of years. Then it took a turn and by last summer it was almost dead!  I don't know if it was the move or my lack of proper care, but I repotted what I could salvage in a self watering pot made for violets.  Now it's thriving again and bloomed in November and March!

It feels good to be back on my blog. Everyone take care!


Margaret said...

It's good to seeing you blogging again! Love Christmas cactuses -- yours is so pretty!

Nancy said...

Your Christmas Cactus and Poinsettia are gorgeous! Welcome back to blogland!

Siobhan said...

It's good to see a post from you! Your plants are gorgeous. I have a Christmas cactus that is blooming now. I'm almost afraid to touch it in case I mess it up. I'm trying to salvage a peace lily that isn't doing too well. I'm like the kiss of death with plants so it's always interesting to see how that goes...

Gina E. said...

Christmas cactus plants are amazing - just about impossible to kill! I've got several varieties which have grown from small cuttings given to me over the years.