Thursday, December 04, 2008
for Randy Bott
This is a Christmas Cactus (zygo-cactus, not a true cactus but I think it's more like a succulent. Randy would know for sure) and I must have done something correctly...or my dad did by ignoring it all year. But suddenly last weekend I noticed that I had flowers on one of the two that actually originally belonged to my mom. So they've been around for at least 5 years. Rather small, I guess, but perhaps I can get them healthier as I follow the instructions online.
I post this for Randy because he has the most amazing succulents you'd ever want to see. I usually seem pretty stupid to him with all my question but altho he chuckles, he answers me. But I have to say, this was fun to find the flowers. It's not going to stay on the windowsill, obviously, but was set there for the photoshoot! But for now, it reminds me of how special and fun this season is.
So today, I am grateful for growing things....in all varieties. My kids, their spouses, my grandkids, the earth that is getting ready to hybernate, my marriage, my testimony, plants that haven't died, and now...for a lovely Christmas cactus....maybe I need more of these wonderful things.