For many, many years I had a house full of beautiful plants. It seemed something was always blooming and color was everywhere. Then, nearly twenty years ago my life changed when I went to sea with My Honey for weeks at a time. My plants didn't appreciate my absences, didn't do well at all, and most were lost to the compost bin. Now that My Honey has retired and we are home most of the time, I'm building my indoor garden once again.
I haven't had Christmas Cactus for a long time so was looking for one around the holidays. I never found one that looked healthy so didn't buy any at all. Then Catherine went to a Christmas party at a friend's and saw some beautiful Christmas Cactus. The friend agreed that Catherine could bring me some little cuttings. The flower you see above came home as a three leaf section from that friend's plant about five weeks ago. The little section has rooted and even bloomed already! I think I'm on a roll again to have a beautiful healthy plant.
So, that's my Christmas (Cactus) Story.