Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Cactus Blooms for Thanksgiving

Christmas cactus must have gotten her dates mixed up because she  is in full bloom and it's still November.

That's just in time for Thanksgiving!

Oh, she's a beautiful cactus and her blooms are a delicate pastel pink.

She's now a centerpiece on the kitchen table.

Looking at her in all kinds of light makes my heart sing.

The flowers are exquisitely formed. 

God's creations, such as this plant,  are such immense gifts and I am so grateful.



Bookie said...

I miss my Christmas cactus...thanks for sharing your beautiful one!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Yours is beautiful, but I don't have one - wish I could!

Susan said...

I love something blooming in the Winter--these cacti are beautiful!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan, What a beautiful bloom! So elegant! That is funny that it is blooming at Thanksgiving. I do not have one but was noticing them the other day at the store and how pretty they are.
Have a wonderful THanksgiving week!

diane stetson said...

Love your cactus and your favorite color too. Happy Thanksgiving. Snow and a blooming flower. Great!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I don't think I have ever seen a prettier one, Susan. xo Laura

Rebecca said...

Wow! Am I ever jealous! I don't have good luck with Christmas cactus of any variety. Like Laura above, I'm not sure I've ever seen a prettier one. So delicate...♥

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. your cactus is gorgeous Susan.
I have these growing but in Australia they don't bloom at Christmas...they bloom in July/ August... our winter months... I love them too.... Barb xxxx

Linda said...

Beautiful blooms! I haven't had a Christmas cactus in years. To be honest, I'm not a fan of houseplants (only outdoor gardening), and yet my houseplant collection continues to grow, lol, no pun intended. It's just that in our tiny little house, there aren't many window spaces for all of these plants. In answer to your question though, when I did have a Christmas cactus many years ago, yes, it bloomed throughout the year actually. Many of these plants (like Easter lilies, for instance), are not really due to bloom at that exact appropriate time, but are forced into it by the growers who supply them to retailers for those specific occasions. My Easter Lily, for instance, which now grows in the garden, blooms in the summer of course, since Easter is still winter time here.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is such a pretty plant! I don't have one but maybe I'll get one this year. Blooms like this make me smile.

Mary said...

I have a christmas cactus that spends the summer outside on the porch, when it comes in usually in September then it starts to bloom so I have a Halloween Cactus. Then again it was purchased in is allowed a bit of confusion. I find the less you care for them the better they bloom. Mine is original red, your pink is pretty

Red Rose Alley said...

Such a pretty flower coming from the cactus, Susan. The first picture shows the details and the pretty pink color.

I hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving. Jess and her new husband will be making the dinner this year, and I'm in charge of the pumpkin pies. :)

love, ~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, the pumpkin pie was a picture from two years ago. Three pies were made that year and a rhubarb pie too! My brother-in-law gave us some jars of rhubarb so we made a pie from it. I will only be making two pumpkin pies this year. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous. Mine went over a month without water, which I know doesn't hurt it but I wonder if I should water it more often now to get it to bloom! Happy Thanksgiving!

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