Friday, November 15, 2013

Cactus Craze!

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 Even though they are now finished blooming I couldn’t let my cactus go unmentioned because this year they really did outdo themselves! They bloomed a little earlier than most years and they produced a bud on nearly every leaf. And, they all bloomed at once in one gloriously colorful bouquet of salmon, white, fuchsia and pinky-red! I kept trying to get a good photo of them but I was never quite satisfied that the photos showed them to their true beauty. At least you can get an idea.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but unlike my Mom’s watering protocol of “starving” them of water at certain times of the year, I water mine all year long. Not much, just a little every time I water the other plants. Even when my neighbor waters my plants when we are gone she tells me “they don’t need much water anyway” I tell her to give them a little drink. They reward me with blooming two or three times a year so I must be doing something right!

Comments:

These cacti were more beautiful this year than ever before. They all bloomed at the same time. They had more blossoms than ever. And, the different colors were vibrant and amazing. I wish everyone could have seen them in person!

The cacti are beautiful!  You always did have a green thumb!!

Your cacti really do looks beautiful.  I didn’t realize you had so many different colors.

They do look amazing! I remember you said you water your amaryllis year-round too. That seems to be a good approach overall!

Bigsis: My green thumb has really only been since we’ve lived in NJ! The light in the sun room helps!

C: Thanks. You don’t realize it because they normally don’t bloom all at the same time.

Steve: Yes, I do water them about the same as I do the cacti. It seems to work—at least for me. The proof is in the blooms!

I used to have several large one, years old and they all died the same season, I think a pest of some kind got them all.  Yours are beautiful!

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