CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

November 24, 2013

Why My Christmas Cactus Blooms on Thanksgiving

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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Hug for Ben, who just lost his wife.

WHY MY CHRISTMAS CACTUS BLOOMS ON THANKSGIVING

In early November I glanced at my plants as I checked them for aridness. One, I noticed, had numerous buds at its tips.

During my next week’s watering the plant was half covered in peach colored blooms.

Oh, my, How beautiful. But it never blooms on Christmas, to my disappointment.

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Within the week its prolific peachy-hued blooms were  so spectacular they dwarfed the clutter of the room.

I must move it elsewhere, where it has center stage.

I moved it to my newly painted living room, a space cleared from its former clutter, where it stood out against the light olive green walls. The peachy color above the fireplace and in the curtains accented the plant perfectly.

Oh, that my life could offer blooms like that to uplift the persons in my life.

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I decided to verify that my plant is a Christmas cactus before completing this post..

And I learned I erred. There is a (more…)

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