And the buds are getting fat! – FOTD – 11/29/2018

The buds are fatter and today, I finally watered the plants. Worriedly because watering too soon can kill all the buds. I did it last year and had to start the whole process of growing buds all over again.

Full bloom
Amidst branches
Which one will bloom next?
Amazing what a little light will do for a macro photograph, isn’t it?
Is it ever going to bloom?

Just so that you understand what I mean that even with the best conditions, you can’t know exactly when your cactus is going to bloom, I included at least one picture of the other cactus which has not one single bud on it. It has stood in the same window and gotten the same light. I watered it exactly when I watered the other cactus.


Yet this plant has not a single bud. Which only proves that no matter how good a gardener you are, you just can’t force everything to come out your way. But you can try.


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

15 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS IS A COMING & THE BUDS ARE GETTING FAT – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I guess plants are just like people then… some of them want to wake up and bloom early in the morning, and some of them would rather wait until noon to show their faces.


    1. I wanted to sleep all day, but the phone rang and they needed to deliver oil and I had to get the dogs and wait for them to finish so I could let the dogs back in. Sigh.

      We now have squirrels sleeping under the bird feeder. All curled up in furry balls, waiting for seeds to fall. And now we are worrying about BEARS.


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