I finally nudged my Christmas cactus to blooming in March. Now, I’m pleased to announce — I did it again!

Yes, indeed. I brought it back to budding and life. 

It’s the old “starve it then feed it” thing. You have to let it sort of almost die, then bring it back. 

You have to be really careful with your timing because if you let it go too long … even one day too long … you really will kill the plant.

But I’ve been practicing this for a long time and I think I’ve got it. Here are the pictures. 

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

14 thoughts on “NOT MUCH OF A GARDEN OUTSIDE BUT … Marilyn Armstrong”

        1. Indoor plants don’t care about “outside.” I used to put my indoor plants out for the summer, but they always came home with bugs, so I don’t do that anymore. We are just too buggy. But that hideous front garden …


    1. You need to let it live in natural light — as few lamps or other not natural light as possible. Like in a room you don’t use much, next to a bright window. Doesn’t need to be terribly sunny. And then let it dry out completely before you water it. Completely. It’s the only thing that will make it bloom.

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