Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GBBD - Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus that is living in my greenhouse is in full glorious bloom.  This one is also a descendant of my grandfather's plant.  It warms my heart when it blooms like this.  I hope it does yours too :)


  1. It is a beautiful family heirloom ... gorgeous colour.

  2. What a pretty March surprise. My cactus bloomed long ago and it is nice to see them back again in your images. Happy GBBD!

  3. Beautiful Diane...and so much more lovely knowing it is such a wonderful reminder of your grandfather. Happy spring!!

  4. You never know what will decide to bloom out of season. I'll take my blossoms whenever they decide to make an appearance.

  5. Oh, how I'd love to see those beautiful blooms in my greenhouse :-) All I have are brown frozen plants. Note to self -- get a heater for the greenhouse before next winter. What a sweet reminder of your grandfather :-)

  6. What a delightful Spring color it is too.

  7. I love that old fashioned variety - no spiky crab-like leaves - that my grandmother used to grow, too. Unfortunately, my mother and her sisters let it die out. So nice to see that you have one. Do you feed it potassium in the fall?
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi Bernie! It is a lovely family heirloom. As a matter of fact, I've given each of my daughters-in-law a few cuttings from the plant so it can continue to bloom into the next generation. Thank you for stopping by!

    Happy GBBD to you too, Donna! This is my first time participating and the response has been wonderful! Good to hear from you :)

    Hi Cat :) It is a wonderful reminder of my dear Pepere. Yes, Happy Spring to you too!

    Yes, Nell Jean, I'm with you. I am grateful for anything that blooms at any time! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

    Happy Spring, Toni! This plant (and the main descendant) is very special to me. Yes, my plants did extremely well this winter in my greenhouse and I attribute that directly to my (2) heaters. Without them, most of my stuff would have froze. It was a very (very) good investment!

    Hi Darla...this cactus is a very pretty pink. It makes me smile whenever it begins to show signs of blooming. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Yes, Webb, this plant is very old. Like almost 30 years. I'm so glad I nurtured it to this stage in its life. My sister has a cutting too and hers is doing very well. No, I don't feed it potassium. I just feed it with a water soluble plant food that I buy at my local nursery. It's full of good micro-nutrients that the plant seems to love! Nice to hear from you :)

  9. I am trying to find an old fashion xmas cactus. Could you tell me if you can where I could find one.