Saturday, November 21, 2009
My Christmas cactus turns out to be a pre-Thanksgiving cactus! A few weeks ago I noticed it was covered with buds, and this past week it burst into magnificent bloom. I moved it from the south facing window where it is normally at home in hopes of prolonging the show.
The blossoms are like feathers, gorgeous colors blending into a flashy display. The pistil shocking pink, the stamens like antennae. Everything about this plant says "look at me right now!"
For the next couple of weeks, the cactus will sit on the kitchen half-wall where I can see it from all directions. Then, as it fades back to normalcy, Christmas decorations will take over the flash and splash.
What's not to love about Christmas coming early?