Friday, December 11, 2009

My Christmas Cactus

You may remember that last year my cactus bloomed at Thanksgiving instead of Christmas. But this year it's more on schedule.  I leave my cactus outside on our covered deck from Spring until the first frost, when it comes inside.  This year our first frost was later than usual.  I think this is why it's blooming later this year.  Whatever the case, I'm enjoying it!

The plant has a place of honor in the living room below the Patches quilt - it used to live on the kitchen table, but it's gotten too big.  I actually measured it yesterday - can you believe my Christmas cactus is more than 40 inches across!  More than a yard!  The quilt is 50 inches across.

I entered Patches in another contest recently.  I had entered him in one earlier this year, but he wasn't juried in.  So I'll try, try again.  I'll keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

My mother has had Christmas cactus as long as I can remember. She still counts how many blooms it has. When I was young, she would put it under a big shade tree. In the winter it would go in my bedroom. One winter a gazillion baby grasshoppers came jumping out of it. What a funny time.

Irene Latham said...

So YOU are the one who did that Patches quilt! Oh my, your work is inspired AND inspiring. Doubly sorry we didn't get to speak at the guild meeting but happy to make the connection. Would love to feature you on my Stitching Our Stories series!