Did you have a good weekend? We had a nice one - our son and his wife had a getaway at Cannon Beach for 2 nights and her sister and husband took the boys for 2 days to Crater Lake and Klamath Falls. I've had a surprise bloom of all 3 of my Christmas Cactus'!
This one is my favorite as it's the one I rescued from my mother's room in the assisted living facility where she spent her last days. I knew mom was seriously not with us when I saw this poor little plant completely withered due to lack of water. I brought it home, set it in my garden window, watered it and not long after we lost mom it flowered. Every time it flowers I believe it's my mother saying hello. I know it's silly, but it brings me happiness.
I mean really? Is this gorgeous or what?
Many years ago I visited my aunt Helyn in Annapolis MD and she gave me a few leaves of her HUGE CC and I stuck them in a pot of dirt outside and look at it now? This plant is amazing.
The photo above was taken yesterday before the white one opened fully, today I snapped these showing it open. It's pure white with a little pink in the throat and a pink pistil.
The petals are so delicate that you shouldn't touch them.
This is the 3rd one that I bought.. it's pinkish orange.
Shall we take a walk outside in the garden? Spring has sprung! The Daphne are open and smell outrageously faboo! I will bring in a bouquet later today.
And look what else is in bloom! The first daffodil opened!
The pond area is starting to wake up.. Dayle did his best to clean out some winter debris and replaced the pond pump and cleaned the filter the other day. So, as you can see he's doing better after his full knee replacement! How many garden art pieces do you see?
A favorite of mine is Dayle's parents little concrete Chinese lantern that was by his dad's tiny little waterfall in their backyard.
The Koi have gotten HUGE over the winter.
The creeping myrtle/vinca is starting to bloom too.
The pot of bulbs is growing, it's always a surprise to see what is in there as we stick bulbs in there all the time.
Almost open.. I'm amazed how these poor girls made it through a blizzard and an ice storm, nature is so resilient!
OK, I have to race and pack my swim bag and then off to the Portland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting at Eastmoreland Golf Club. I hope you have a great week ahead! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)