Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Christmas Cactus

Last week I blogged about how my heart was breaking...today's post is a bit cheerier. As Christmas is upon us, we have reason to hope. The Mayan calendar was wrong, whew...although I was really hoping folks would drop their valuables off at my house on the 20th...Oh well, but now begins a period of renewal. I hope and pray that people will have a new found sense of what's truly important. Not the hoopla around gifts, but the warmth and love of family and friends.

One sure sign of hope for me is the Christmas cactus. It is an unassuming plant for most of the year, nothing special really, but then around Christmas it evolves into something of great beauty. A sign of better things to come. I have 2 Christmas cacti ( is that even a word?) One is quite large and is usually covered in bright orange blooms. The other is much smaller and usually gets just a few pale pink blooms. But this year is quite different. My big boy has one glorious bloom, just one. The underdog which is usually quite subdued, is screaming out with hope. Here are some pictures of my beautiful underdog. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas surrounded by people you love and let the Christmas cactus be your guide for the new year.




MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS!

28 comments:

  1. Oh yeah ,whole world was sad about the ending of world but it's great that's it was a rumour only :)

    Aree With Umbrella
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  2. Merry Christmas. My Christmas cactus is not doing so well unfortunately....

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  3. I'm already a follower, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your christmas cactus looks great!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming my newest follower. I am now following you as well. Love your Christmas cactus!
    Kim
    http://kimwagnerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following your lovely blog back!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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    1. Thank you Angie, pleasure to meet and follow you as well.

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  6. Your Christmas cactus plants are just beautiful. My mom always had a HUGE one when I was growing up, I was thinking the other day that I think I might like to have one of my own!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks so much Tania. I have 3 now...all different colors. They tend to root well too.

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  7. Your Christmas Cactus are Beautiful!!!! I have a few and they look nothing like yours. What do you do to them?

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    1. Hey Pamela, I don't really do much of anything special. I give them plenty of early morning light and that's about it. Oh, I do use miracle grow potting soil.

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  8. Happy New Year cutie!!
    Loving your blog girl
    XO
    Ash

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  9. Beautiful cacti!! I wish you a great new year!!
    There is a prize for you on my blog! http://fioridiflowerland.blogspot.it/2012/12/liebster-awards-thank-you.html

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    1. Oh my Sara, thanks so much! I'll do my thing soon. Thanks again!

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  10. I love the cacti! I have 2 of them that come from an 80 plus year old plant. They are so beautiful! I am a new follower!
    Happy New Year!

    piecesofhomemosaics.blogspot.com/

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    1. Happy New Year to you Kate! 80 year old plant...wow...must be something.

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  11. Hi! I came across your blog, and am happy to be following you. Those flowers are pretty! What a nice way to brighten your home during the winter!

    http://eatemup121.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Bethany. They do give a little breathe of spring. Pleasure to follow you as well.

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  12. thanks for stopping by my blog! thought i'd stop by your blog and check out your items in your shop! LOVE them!

    :)

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    1. Hey Rebekah, so glad to be following you as well. Thanks for checking out my shop :)

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  13. What a beautiful cactus and the color is just amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following right back!

    Debbie@ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I luv the vibrant pink. Pleasure to be following you as well. Nice to meet you.

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  14. I think it's so cool how there is a Cactus for Christmas! I love the flowers on it. Very pretty.
    ~Kim

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