Fall Back & Christmas Cactus

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My cactus is blooming a little later than last year, which  started in early October last year.  I left it outside longer this year, until almost freezing at night, but we have had a nice fall so maybe that is why.  I’ll post a picture just before blooms appear and then after they are blooming so that you can see the development of the buds to blooms.  I did re-pot it this summer so that it wasn’t cramped up in that little plastic pot it was originally in.  It seems to like the room and has been growing.  I’ll probably have to re-pot it again next summer.  I’ve had it for 4 Christmas’ this year, it was a gift from a friend almost 4 years ago.  It would probably be bigger if I had re-potted it earlier instead of leaving it in that small pot for so long.

Well I’m a happy camper, I GET MY HOUR OF SLEEP BACK!!!!  Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour tonight before you go to bed, I can guarentee you, I WON’T FORGET!!!

Christmas Cactus in Bloom

Christmas Cactus in bloom

Christmas Cactus in bloom



My Christmas Cactus is just blooming away.  Those flowers are sure a pretty pink color.  I really need to re-pot it this coming spring into a larger container, I’m pretty sure it’s probably root bound.   I have a friend in TN that has a really large Christmas Cactus but she has potted it in a larger container ;P. 


My church had a talent show last night.  I took my spinning wheel and demonstrated spinning and had samples of fiber and spun yarn and items that I had knit from the hand spun yarn.  It went over well.  I had fun and saw some awesome talents from the other members, singing, instrument playing, skits, jokes, it was all good.  I love the talent shows. 🙂

**Thanks son, it does look better :).

Christmas Cactus

Early blooms

Early blooms

 Last year in mid November came the first blossoms I had on the Christmas cactus that had been given to me for Christmas the year before. 

This year, because of the unusually cool Summer and early Fall temps, my Christmas cactus already has buds on it and it’s only the start of October.  Hmmmmm.  Wonder if that is just the difference in the cooler temps here for fall vs TN last year.  With winter coming soon, I sure miss TN about now :P.  I’ve already had to bring my plants in from my balcony due to the lower temps at night, sigh.

I’m still looking for that pattern that screams at me, KNIT ME, KNIT ME, for the alpaca shawl.  In the mean time I like to hold the skein of yarn and feel it’s softness.  It’s time to start spinning the 2nd skein of yarn :).

Yesterday and today I’ve been able to listen to General Conference on the BYU station of cable TV.  It’s been great and very uplifting, I love General Conference time in the spring and fall every year.