Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Late bloomer

This cactus bloomed before Christmas .... it is Canadian...but, it usually blooms around American Thanksgiving ... I forget now when that is ...but, about a month before Christmas.

Posie was pretty impressed.

... but, I think she was more interested in this bit of gold fabric... is it 'silk tissue'?  Taffeta? ..

Poor cactus is in such poor soil and hardly any at that.  I'm a terrible person to my plants .... sigh .. no wonder they don't do major blooming like my sister's plants do.  She even re-pots hers and replenishes soil from time to time... practically unheard of around here I have to say.  This year.... I must do it.

Anyway... over a week ago I noticed a tiny pink bud and began to watch it ... gave it a big drink of water and lo and solitary beautiful flower appeared over the past few days ...

Gwendolyn really is quite thrilled with it ... honestly, .... she is ........ it's just a bit difficult to tell sometimes..........


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Your cactus flower is really pretty and isn't it nice to have flowers bloom when you least expect them to.
Happy week

Mary Ann said...

I used to have one of those and it bloomed quite's dead now...sigh. I have a new plant now...a fern. It's been hanging on for dear life since before Christmas:)

Twiglet said...

Gwendoline looks so at home amongst those pretty fabrics and I am sure she loves the colour of that gorgeous cactus flower. I am a bit like you with pot plants - if they flower I really can't take any credit!!! x Jo

Anonymous said...

Cactus flower popped out to take a look at your lovely lace pieces ... wants to see what you are up to. Or maybe now it's changed it's tune, wants to be a spring flower ;). The gold fabric, from the look of it, I would say it's taffeta.
Have a lovely day.
Maria V.

Catherine said...

How can the plants not be confused by this weather! Haha!
xo Catherine

karen said...

your cloth is looking so beautiful.....and you like having your hair cut??????

Lin said...

Maybe that one bloom is an SOS signal. You know, to remind you to do something like WATER it or perhaps give it some fresh soil every now and then? ;)

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Shashi Nayagam said...

I am so behind in reading blogs but slowly catching up. Your needle work is beautiful and your little ones seem to approve too. I am the same with plants, especially the indoor plants suffer in my hands. This year my Easter cactus went on strike lol. Will have to give it some TLC this summer to make it flower next year.

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Hello Vee,
The Christmas cactui,I think they bloom when ever they want and most of the time,,,LOL they never bloom at Christmas...LOL
That little bear is just the cutest little thing.What a sweetheart.Is that a new doll? She is wonderful.
Not been around much I know I just let Sherry do all the blogging for me,but I promised her I would try.At least until my brain stops working again...LOL.
Let me know whats up with you lately.
Hugs and kisses,
Marie Antionette