A TIME TO BLOOM AND A TIME TO FADE – FLOWER OF THE DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

A Time to Bloom and a Time to Fade – FOTD – 12/12/2018

I thought, when I watered the cactus yesterday, the blooms would vanish quickly. And indeed, two flowers dropped — but two new ones opened up. So it lives on and maybe, if I am very lucky, it will make it through the holidays.

Still fully blooming!
Bigger and more beautiful.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

10 thoughts on “A TIME TO BLOOM AND A TIME TO FADE – FLOWER OF THE DAY – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. I really don’t. I tend to stay with plants I know well and grow well for me. There are tons of plants that I can’t grow, so … I don’t grow them. When you’ve been growing houseplants for a long time, you eventually know what grows well for you and what ups and dies. You don’t NEED to grow everything. So if you know that low light level plants grow best for you, grow them. If you have a lot of full sun, grow plants that love it. if you tend to forget to water — or you are a chronic over-waterer? Figure out what needs water — or hates water.

      There are a zillion plants and something is bound to work for you. You just have to figure it out. When we had better nurseries, you could go and collect information. Now, you have to ask people online because so many people working in nurseries are really just cashiers.

      But you’ll figure it out if you want to. It’s not hard.

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