Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Came Early

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?


MaryEllen Schneider said...

Beautiful! I think what it's saying though is, "Pollinate me."

Callie Brady said...

I didn't realize there were so many flowers on the cactus. Lovely!

The JR said...

How pretty. Love the color. I don't have any luck with indoor plants.

Chicken Boys said...

You're so lucky. Mine has buds now, but I usually lose most of the buds each year. I only get a few blooms.

Johanna said...

I have to admit that I basically neglect this plant. It sits in full southern exposure, and I water it when I think about it. I can take no credit for it's beauty!