~Christmas Cactus~

 

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood today so Albert and I walked through the woods 

and gathered fresh evergreens and pinecones for our Christmas d├ęcor.

 

Do you like Christmas cactus?

You have to purchase this plant early for best selection.

They come in shades of yellow, red, pink, fuchsia,

white and orange to brighten your holidays.

 

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These easy plants are favorites for both new and experienced gardeners.  Care is simple.

They prefer bright, indirect light. 

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While blooming, keep the soil evenly moist, not soggy.

 

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As you can tell this little cactus needed a new pot badly.

High winds knocked it over this summer,  so I just stuck it in the

first thing I could find.  I think I actually threw it in the trash, but later reconsidered.

 

While I was at Michaels, last month, I used my

50% coupon and bought this little clay pot for around $1.50.

 

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I saw this flower pot tutorial while I was on Pinterest.

 

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Click on the picture if you would like to see how it’s done.

She gives a simple and easy to understand tutorial.

 

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I wanted a little bit more of a taupe finish instead of white so I

used Ralph Lauren’s smoke glaze along with grey and white acrylic paint.

It’s the first thing I see every morning….adds a little Christmas cheer to my day.

 

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Here’s another Christmas Cactus that I’ve had for several years.

 

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It will probably get a new French pot next year.

 

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I hung Christmas wreaths and finally finished the outside Christmas decorating,

I’m ready to sit down and relax with a nice cup of coffee.

I hope you’re having a great weekend!

Take care and I will see you soon!

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3 comments:

LindyLouMac in Italy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Christmas Cactus has always been a favourite of mine, good to see yours thriving.

Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your Christmas Cactus looks lovely in the french pot you created, I love it!

Richard Cottrell said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My Grand Mother had a huge one. She had a nack of getting it to bloom right on time for Christmas. It was a high light of my holidays as a little kid to see the Christmas cactus in bloom. We all got starts, mine has disappeared, who knows? My sister still has a generation of it and it is blooming now, early, not like Granny"s. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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