Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Cactus

I've been watching my Christmas cactus for signs of life, and I am just beginning to see some buds. I usually stop watering my Christmas cactus at the end of summer, let them go dormant, and then watch them for the new tiny buds. It's kind of amazing these cycles that plants have. So it looks like I'll have Thanksgiving cactus again this year. I have a hanging Christmas cactus that I put outside all summer, and then I keep it in the garage in the fall until it starts to set buds, which is also happening now. Meanwhile, my amaryllis is resting in the dark and cool basement, gathering up its strength, and in 8 weeks I will bring it out and hope for flowers in January.

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