Show & Tell: Christmas in July?

July 1, 2009

in Show & Tell

My Christmas Cactus seems to be chronologically confused…


Can Santa be far behind?

Maybe botanists have misclassified this specimen. Perhaps it’s really the Independence Day Cactus.

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I love it!

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Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Ha! It might be confused, but it’s growing! (which is more than I can say for any green thing other than mold that I’ve tried to keep alive.

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I love it!

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Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Ha! It might be confused, but it’s growing! (which is more than I can say for any green thing other than mold that I’ve tried to keep alive.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Yes, Santa is nearby, because I’m having a vacation giveaway soon.
Lovely photo. Maybe this is a Cacti from the Southern Hemisphere??

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Mrs. Gamgee April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Maybe you could take clippings from it and patent it as your own variety of Christmas cactus… :)

My mom had a Cmas cactus for years that never ever bloomed. Then one day in September it was covered in buds… I think they have minds of their own.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Yes, Santa is nearby, because I’m having a vacation giveaway soon.
Lovely photo. Maybe this is a Cacti from the Southern Hemisphere??

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Mrs. Gamgee April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Maybe you could take clippings from it and patent it as your own variety of Christmas cactus… :)

My mom had a Cmas cactus for years that never ever bloomed. Then one day in September it was covered in buds… I think they have minds of their own.

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

OK – I just read Christmas, Santa and Giveaway in the same posting comments.

*sigh* I am a very happy reader tonight!!

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I have killed all my potted plants except for the jade tree which cannot be killed. I don’t know how it happened. Therefore, I think you should post more pictures of your potted plants, so I can live vicariously through you!

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The Steadfast Warrior April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I can’t remember but I actually think some varieties bloom twice a year. But I can’t remember.

But seriously- I AM NOT READY FOR CHRISTMAS! Do you know what that would mean? I can hardly believe my little girl will be here in 3 months let alone that the year is half over.

(I think I need to sit down, lol)

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

OK – I just read Christmas, Santa and Giveaway in the same posting comments.

*sigh* I am a very happy reader tonight!!

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Oh ye, does that mean you are going to climb down my chimney and leave me tons of gifts? Come on, your plant is telling you to!

P.S. No, I do not have a chimney!

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Brenna April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

You know, one of our friends gave us a Christmas cactus shortly after we lost the boys, with the thought that it would remind us of them each holiday season. It’s been in bloom since October! I keep telling myself it must be because A, J & P are always with us. :) Your cactus is so pretty.

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Sandy April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Oh, we have one of those random Christmas cactus too. They ARE beautiful.

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Billy April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

:-D
Maybe it’s saying Christmas should come more than just once a year?

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becomingwhole April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Merry, um, Independence Day?

:)

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Maybe he said, “Screw the calendar, I want to bloom now.”

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Jenn April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Perhaps the plant is Jewish?

Just a thought!

love it!

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Banteringblonde April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I’m not a winter gal unless I can snowboard so I’m sorta with you.

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Funny. It’s sure pretty though.

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Jenn April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Perhaps the plant is Jewish?

Just a thought!

love it!

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Banteringblonde April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I’m not a winter gal unless I can snowboard so I’m sorta with you.

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battynurse April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Funny. It’s sure pretty though.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

My Amaryllis is also confused. It never blooms the same time each year like it’s supposed to. Right now it just looks sad. When’s the last time I watered that sucker?

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

You know, my Christmas Cactus is confused, too. Must be going around. ;)

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Sheri April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

My Christmas Cactus does that too…blooms throughout the year.

Merry Cactus! :) ???

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Wow it is still blooming. I am impressed b/c I have a black thumb. My parents just sent me a cactus from their trip to Arizona. I dont think I can kill that.

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Banteringblonde April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

hee hee independence day cactus! it is quite striking!

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Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I have a “Thanksgiving” cactus, so I’ve always wondered myself about the name. If it’s a particularly good year, it also blooms again in March!

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