PINK CHRISTMAS CACTUS STILL BLOOMING – Marilyn Armstrong

Pink Christmas Cactus – FOTD – 04/11/2019

It’s pretty much in full bloom, but despite all logic and reason, the red one is making new buds. These are the most blooming Christmas cacti ever!

Pink cactus flowers

BLOOM PINK CHRISTMAS CACTUS IN TIME FOR EASTER – Marilyn Armstrong

Pink Christmas Cactus – FOTD – 04/03/2019

Having just recovered from a major blooming of the scarlet Christmas Cactus, the pink one is coming into a heavy bloom of its own. Unlike the red one, it only threw a few flowers in season, but now it’s got a lot of buds, one flower fully in bloom and another about to burst for tomorrow.

Almost ready to bloom
Blooming!
Another bloom
Fat bud

 

FLOWERING CACTUS AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

More Flowering Cactus – FOTD – 03/10/2019

I think the big one is nearing the end of its run, but I noticed today that the smaller one is full of buds too. So maybe we’re going to have a few more weeks of flowers.

I assume they will be pink rather than red, but sometimes the pink one has red flowers.

I have no idea why.

Full flowering cactus

REIGNING CACTUS – FOTD – Marilyn Armstrong

Reigning Cactus – FOTD – 03/08/2019

I’m going to miss this cactus when it finally stops blooming. Fortunately, I have a getting-ready-to-bloom orchid pushing its way upward.

Just about when the cactus finishes, that should be full of buds. I hope!


I’m going to be at the hospital today so I won’t be answering comments or writing anything until tomorrow. Sorry!

View 1 – I kept turning the plant to see if I could get better light on different parts to see where I’d have the best color
Really hard to get both the color and enough light

 

THE CACTUS IS BACK – FOTD – MARCH 7, 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Cactus Is Back – 03/07/2019

I’ve been dealing with snow and birds and hungry squirrels, but today I took a look at the cactus and I was actually impressed. I’ve had this cactus for more than a decade and never has it bloomed like this. It has always bloomed, but never fully. Never so many flowers and buds.

It looks absolutely beautiful against the snow on the deck. I’ve been trying to get a good picture of it, but the light coming in from the door does strange things to the flowers and their colors.

I think these two are the best of today’s bunch!

SO GROWS THE CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

So grows the cactus – FOTD – 02/25/2019

I picked up the camera today. My shoulder actually hurt more than yesterday and it was obvious that I needed to shoot. I realized as I spent all day shooting, then processing photographs, that the problem isn’t the camera and its weight. It’s these all day workouts on the computer.

I’m not sure what I can do about it because when you shoot, you are going to process … and if you take a lot of pictures — and Garry took quite a few today too — you are going to process a lot.

If anyone has an answer for how to do this without all the crippling side effects, let me know. My wrists, shoulder, neck, and back will thank you.

There are a lot of buds waiting to open soon, too. So there will be more!

Full bloom
Standing back
Closer
Macro
What a little sunlight can do!

MORE ABOUT THE CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

Christmas Cactus in Bloom – FOTD – 02/23/2019

I think I might be able to hoist the Big Lens tomorrow, but for today, it’s all about the Christmas Cactus which is blooming its heart out as February is ending. Maybe it will bloom continuously. It certainly seems able to do it.

Really, this little cactus has been blooming pretty much since last Thanksgiving. It bloomed through Christmas and most of January.

Suddenly, it’s blooming again.

Big bud, ready to bloom
Macro blooming