I’m still fixating on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Although we have had a few sunny days, the temps have been worthy of a refrigerator and, combined with familial stresses, it is challenging to try and break out of my winter doldrums. Sure glad I forced myself to take that one day off from winter to wallow in spring.Continue reading More ladies’ slippers
I don’t know the name of this one. Orchids come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. This was one of many at this year’s Flower and Garden Show. It opened today and I went to get a breath of spring.
From this morning’s dog walk, for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Both the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Cactus fall under the genus Schlumbergera which I learned as Schlumbergia years ago. The Thanksgiving Cactus has little spine-like notches coming off it’s leaves (just like a crab claw hence that common name) whereas the leaves of the Christmas Cactus are smoother. The Thanksgiving Cactus is timed to flower in November/December whereas it’s December/January for the Christmas Cactus. —From How to Grow Christmas Cactus
Today was day for learning: in addition to learning that my “Christmas Cactus” was actually a “Thanksgiving” or “crab” cactus, I learned how to ftp into my currently under construction wordpress.org account, and how to fix the mysterious problem of the disappearing posts within it. I am so-o ready for a good night’s sleep.
I’ve never had one re-bloom before. If it does, then the secret is neglect.
Cee’s Flower of the Day
We usually eat all of our artichokes, especially the larger ones, so we don’t see the flowers, but were away for three weeks and this one got away.