Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Biggest Houseplant News From 2009

This exciting event got lost in my blogging funk as of late, but check out my cactus bloom!!
This took place for the second time on August 17th, the first bloom was last spring (June I think...it's one of the pictures stored in the "chasm of the un-tagged" on Photobucket :(
Anyway, isn't it beautiful?!

Here is the name of my lovely, prickly, fuzzy friend....

...even when the bloom is closed (as it does at dusk), I'm thrilled with this flower!
You see, I am a notorious cactus rotter from way back. But my friend the "cactus guru" was kind enough to send me several cacti to "train with"...and by jove, I think I'm getting it! :)


Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Lisa, That is a lovely cactus bloom! I've seen yellow and pink blooms, but not orange (not that I'm any kind of cactus expert). I love the flower--it looks so unlikely to be coming out of that plant! P.S. Yay for reusing plant tags! I tend to use pencil for this very purpose (on old mini blinds).

Sande said...

I love cactus flowers. What fun to have one in your home that you grew!

lisa said...

Sande-RIGHT?! I was absolutely thrilled!

Monica-Thank you, I sure like it! I have some Night blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) which are more like Christmas cactus, and I hope they will bloom for me eventually also. And I am a big reuse/recycler with most everything...my plant tags usually fall apart before I discard them :)

Knatolee said...

Amazing! You have quite the green thumb.

lisa said...

Knatolee-Thank you! My mentor gets all the credit :)