12.10.2007

Green Thumb Sunday 12-9-07

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Sorry this GTS post is so late. I meant to do it yesterday, but didn't get around to it. Since everyone's been posting pictures of Christmas Cactus I thought I'd do the same. The one on the left is a Christmas Cactus and the one on the right is a Thanksgiving Cactus. Or Easter Cactus. I'm not really sure. It just blooms when it wants to, regardless of it's name.








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~Sarah

8 comments:

Correy said...

fantastic pictures cactus flowers do look great perhaps it is the contrast from cacti.

I heard that you can eat the fruit of every single cactus variety.

Sarah said...

I hadn't heard that all cacti flowers are edible, although I wouldn't be surprised if a few varieties have edible flowers. Sounds like an interesting subject to research.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Sarah

Correy said...

I meant the fruit. I am not sure about the flowers.

So if you are out in the desert starving and you see a cacti with a fruit on it you know that you can eat it.

Sarah said...

I did some research and found that most cactus fruit is edible, but it doesn't aways taste very good.
More info at this forum.
~Sarah
http://www.au.gardenweb.com/forums
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Anonymous said...

Gardener’s Anonymous
Your Christmas cactus are beautiful.
My mother used to keep them and everytime I see them I think about my mom.

Sarah said...

anonymous: I'm glad you like them. They are my Mom's plants; someday I'd like to try starting my own plants from them. I just haven't had the time or motivation.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Sarah

Angie said...

Wow yours are huge! I have two which I don't take very good care of, but they still bloom every year for me. They are in an eastern facing window... maybe that's the key?

Sarah said...

Angie: Most plants prefer a south facing window. I think east facing is second best. What makes them bloom is the amount of darkness they get each night, similar to a poinsettia.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Sarah