Monday, October 28, 2013

Holiday Cactus

 
 Howdy, I'm excited to share a picture of my Holiday Cactus that is in full bloom.  I have never had one to live less more bloom so see why I'm excited...........
Michelle gave me 2 of these beauties last year for Christmas, this one is yellow and the other one not yet blooming is Lavender.
Most bloom around Thanksgiving and Christmas,  mine, Halloween go figure.  Thanks for taking time to go look. 
I go in the morning and have Carpal Tunnel surgery done on my right hand, so I may not be around for a couple days, bare with me and keep me in your prayers.  It hurts to type so hopefully I will be dropping by your blogs more after I get this fixed LOL!!!!

18 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

There is a trick to getting these to bloom when you want them too. For some reason when they are brought inside for the winter they start blooming. My grandmother used to keep her's in the basement until just before Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would water them while they were down there but when she brought them upstairs into the light they began to bloom. It has something to do with the changing light. I probably need to google this so I know more.

Becky said...

Mine bloom at Halloween also...I don't have anywhere to put them away in a dark place so I just let them bloom away. Mine are pink and red. I've never seen a yellow one...that is gorgeous! Good luck with the surgery...I know it is painful. Will say a prayer for you, girl!

Sue W said...

Beautiful plant Olga....you clearly have green fingers ......
Good luck with the surgery...I'm thinking about you and sending much love..xx

Selma said...

I have never seen a yellow Christmas Catcus. I have a hot pink one and it starts blooming right before Thanksgiving. You have to let them dry out before each watering. I'll say a prayer for you and hope you have a speedy recovery.

Theresa said...

Love the yellow Christmas Catcus. First I have seen in yellow. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Will say a prayer for you...take care of yourself.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Had no idea you were facing surgery! Hope it goes well, and I want reports. I think I am going to need it also. Your plants are lovely. Mine has not been blooming so I sent it up to visit Dee. Figured the Jersey light might give it a boost.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cacti, Olga! Hope your surgery goes well and the pain goes away soon! You are in my prayers.

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Olga! Way to go!!! My thumbs are not at all green! Good luck with your surgery! My DH had that done a few years ago, and it helped him so much! We will wait to hear good results! Sending up extra prayers for you! Hugs...

Rita said...

Stunning colour Olga. Never seen one like this before. Wishing you well for tomorrow my friend. I hope all go well. Hugs Rita xxx

kathi17 said...

Your cacti are beautiful Olga. My mother always kept hers in a window with little direct sunshine, and she always forgot to water it. It bloomed every year during the holidays for decades. Maybe they don't like too much care?

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your surgery goes well.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Olga! I'm so sorry you need CTS surgery and hope your recovery is quick and painless. I had both my hands done at the same time nearly 20 years ago, and am so glad it was over at one time! Hopefully you'll enjoy pain-free crafting and typing after the healing. I will miss seeing your artwork.

In the meantime, I am envious of your cactus. That rich golden ivory color is something I've been searching for. Just gorgeous! I have a Holiday Cactus massacre every March, pruning back the old ones and then taking the cuttings to make new pots for friends and family as gifts. Here are a few photos from last Christmas: http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-cactus-masacre.html

Too funny about yours blooming for Halloween, but in the ivory color, it may be that your plant is playing a "ghostly" trick on you.

Please let us know how your surgery goes! Praying for an entirely successful procedure, and a speedy recovery without complications. (((hugs))) de

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful I have never seen any of theses other than in shades of "pink"
Good luck for the surgery will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Rosemary said...

how gorgeous!! I had a holiday cactus for years and sometimes it would bloom at Easter!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful,never saw a yellow,you will be in my prayers,God Bless

Caroline D. said...

Best wishes for your speedy recovery after your surgery! Don't do too much too soon! Your cactus is beautiful... I have always loved those.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How pretty your Christmas flowers are. I do NOT have a green thumb-I kill any plant given to me....lol I can't even keep a Aloe plant...hahahaha Praying for you Sister!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Sandy said...

Hi Olga,

Hope your surgery went well and you are on the fast tract....healing!

CHRISTMAS CACTUS: If you feed it an all around flower fertilizer I had some that worked a miracle and bloomed twice! Once in the fall and again around Christmas. It is the one that comes in small round "beads" and I didn't feed it until after the first bloom......WOW double the blooms. Always remember fertilizer for your house plants ladies and God bless your happy plants.

Sandy said...

Hi Olga,

Hope your surgery went well and you are on the fast tract....healing!

CHRISTMAS CACTUS: If you feed it an all around flower fertilizer I had some that worked a miracle and bloomed twice! Once in the fall and again around Christmas. It is the one that comes in small round "beads" and I didn't feed it until after the first bloom......WOW double the blooms. Always remember fertilizer for your house plants ladies and God bless your happy plants.