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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Xmas cactus turned Easter cactus ?

I know .. do I ever "dust" my plants ? .. hum .... NOPE ! ... I consider it household fertilizer ?
Alrighty then .. on with the question .. this was once a Christmas cactus .. now he/she decided to change teams and get ready for Easter .. not that I'm not delighted .. Holy Cow YES ! .. but what gives ? ... anybody ? ... anybody ? (Ferris Bueller ... influence leaking out)

13 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

Household fertilizer. That's a good one. I would never have thought of that!
Brenda

Crafty Gardener said...

My Christmas cactus blooms at other times of the year, usually each plant has 2 sets of blooms ... one before and one after Christmas. So yours is just fine.

No Rain said...

Hi Joy,
It's not unusual for Christmas Cactus to bloom several times a year. There are many species and hybrids, and many of them have several bloom periods. Blooms are dependent on how much light and cold they are subjected to, so maybe that's why yours in at it again. I'd follow that old addage, "Never look a gift horse in the mouth!"
Aiyana

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

We used to get one at the nursery that did bloom at this time of the year. But that one does not look like it. It probably knows that you need some cheering up from all the snow:) Nice Christmas Cactus

Anna said...

Uh???Whatever you are doing in the room--keep doing it--it's making your plant bloom. So what room is that anyway that would cause something as wonderful as Christmas to happen in March??? You goob.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Ours becames a Presidents Day cactus after years of no blooms, so I don't know what's up. We do dust ours, though....:)

Crafty Gardener said...

This is strange I left a comment yesterday but don't see it today???? My Christmas cactus blooms twice, usually once before and once after Christmas, so I think yours is normal.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi guys ... slow day that I had to discuss this little bud of hope ?
It really is a case os Xmas to Easter with this guy .. then it used to do Canadian Thanksgiving. So it is a Canuck Cactus !

Crafty .. you landed here with two posts, so you are in the groove girl !

benjamin .. of course now that you admitted dusting .. you have to come over here and do mine too !

Hey Anna .. this is my kitchen were all my other green babies are .. kight bright .. pale yellow but sunny room .. my favorite .. so maybe all positive vibes were ?
What is a goob , girl ?

debbie ... I think you may be right .. it feels sorry for me .. I'm bored out of my skull and cranky when I read other gardeners are OUT in the gardens ! LOL

Aiyana .. I am VERY happy to see this happen ! .. I have several flowing cactus in the same room , same conditions .. but so far this is the only one willing to give up some bloom buds for me .. I wish I could have them going all the time !

Crafty ? .. are you here again ? LOL

Brenda .. happy to explain the many uses of dust in one's house : )

Gail said...

Do they have good looking fake Christmas cactus....this plant eating cat at my house would like to tear that plant up and then deposit on the couch!

How are you today?

gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail ! .. I left a messag eon your site .. loved the crocus and poem .. and "Yarden" is my most favorite word for now on !

gardenpath said...

Mine is blooming for the first time in years. I put it down cellar a couple of months ago, and now it is coverered with blossoms.

My sister used to have one that bloomed on Martin Luther King Day every year.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi gardenpath .. I love it when these guys bloom .. it can be any day they choose if they want ! LOL
Joy

Anna said...

A goob is short for Goober--some people think it refers to a male part--but they are wrong. A Goober is a peanut. Or nut for short. So you are a nutcase--warm and endearing complement. In the south--we put our goobs in a bottle of Pepsi--makes it fizz and taste good. There is a candy called Goober and Raisinettes.