Sunday, March 17, 2013

Delightfully Sunny

A delightfully sunny day and flowers sure can make a day
 seem so much happier.  

I hesitate to share these photos because the windows are in desperate need of cleaning.  It was only 19 degrees out so cleaning 
the outside of the window wasn't an option.

I did a little reading on the "Christmas Cactus" and found out that there are other names like Thanksgiving Cactus,  Crab Cactus and Holiday Cactus.  
Actually now that I've done this reading I guess this is actually a "Thanksgiving Cactus".  The asymmetrical growth pattern and the way it lays almost horizontal are different from true "Christmas Cactus" which are symmetrical and hang downward.  (who knew?) 

The genus is Schlumbergera
and this would be from the "buckleyi" group



Whatever it's name I am most pleased it is blooming for me!  A nice colorful addition to this late winter month.  


I dressed it out with a flowery ribbon as I'm doing a 
little Easter decorating.


Might as well have something enjoyable to look at since the outdoor scenery still leaves a little bit to be desired!

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14 comments:

  1. Oh it looks so pretty in the sunshine. My windows need cleaning as well. We can pop them in to clean...but we live on an island and the wind blows the rain and salt water all over them so they need to be cleaned at least once a week. I will be doing them this week.

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  2. I love the blooming cactus -- no matter what it is called! One of my favorite plants. It looks quite happy next to your Easter tree -- perhaps we should rename it the Easter cactus! Happy Sunlit Sunday!

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  3. What a bright happy addition to your windowsill. It is blooming beautiful!! xo

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  4. I didn't know the differences between the cacti - so interesting. Mine never blooms at Christmas, but in November and February. You've captured your blossoms beautifully - no matter about the windows. Window washing is for later!

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  5. Good Morning, Liz

    I'd better examine my cactus more closely; I automatically call it a Christmas cactus but perhaps it is one of the other varieties. If only the dear thing would bloom. Do you do anything special to encourage yours?

    As for windows, all of mine could use a good thorough cleaning as well. I imagine a lot of us are in that boat.

    Aside from the cactus and egg tree, that is a sweet little lamb you have on the windowsill. Thanks for sharing your Easter decorations at "Sunlit Sunday".

    -Karen

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  6. I have always called mine an Easter cactus as this is the only time it blooms. Don't worry about the windows! I think we are all in the same boat with this one, as soon as there is a little sunshine every mark shows up. I think when it finally stops raining here mine will need to have a power wash!! Take care. Chel x

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  7. Mine looks like it is getting ready to bloom too - against my very hazy windows! I guess it's time for me to do some window cleaning so that the blossoms can really stand out.

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  8. What a pretty plant! I love the red blooms. Don't worry about your windows-mine need a spring cleaning soon!
    -Lynn

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  9. I love to see a cactus in bloom.

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  10. Beautiful cactus blooms. Regarding the windows, I'm pretty sure every single one of us has a window or two that is in desperate need of a cleaning so don't think twice about it!

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  11. How pretty, Liz! I'm not sure which one I have. My hubby brought home a piece that he got from his sister a couple of years ago. It bloomed, for the first time, around this time last year. Not sure if it will bloom again this year or not. I haven't seen any signs. LOL!! Weird!

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  12. Good morning Liz!!I love your Easter decoration!!Beautiful cactus blooms!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!!
    Dimi..

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  13. Beautiful blooms on a cold day...snowing here so no blooms.

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