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Sunday, 23 March 2008

Easter Pink


I was tempted to try an Easter colour font but worried it might not show up well. I don't want to give anyone eye strain .. I know what that can be like when you are reading so many posts.
I thought I would snap a few pictures of my Xmas cactus gone Easter theme. It is such a pale delicate shade of pink even as it is closed .. so it is a day or two late to open on time, but pretty all the same.
My new wonders .. the "orchid girls" .. I decided to call them girls .. I have no idea about what gender they may be .. hope they don't mind ? .. in any case they received their first feeding and misting .. so far so good .. didn't even have to burp them !
I just hope when I get up tomorrow morning I don't find that they threw themselves off the shelf from despair of an over enthusiastic new mama ?

7 comments:

byrningbunny said...

Very pretty. Ours is always too early or too late. lol

inadvertentgardener said...

I love the cactus flower -- what a gorgeous color and a lovely bud!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Guys ..this one has turned out to be the oddball of them all .. so it is like yours byrningbunny.

inadvertentgardener .. this is the palest of the flowers and I really love its colour !

Jean Ann said...

I love your site...thanks for visiting mine! I had a Christmas cactus that I inherited from my grandmother...It had the most beautiful blooms...I put it outside one summer and the squirells ravaged it. It never really came back from that. I gave out starts to family and such, so I will have to track those down and restart it...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Jean Anne .. that is a wonderful history of having your grandmother's Xmas cactus .. especially since it was "farmed" out to other relatives it is like a "bank" .. so you can track it down and get it back !
I think this cactus has a split personality .. half Xmas half Easter ? haha

Sue Swift said...

I was looking at some christmas cactus yesterday and wondering why they were still blooming. They're obviously not as closely linked to Christmas as their name suggests - yet another marketing ploy perhaps??

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Sue .. I might have repotted two different cactus in the same pot .. if I remember correctly .. ages ago .. who knows ? .. maybe they are menopausal too ? LOL