Saturday, January 22, 2011

Encore, encore!

We ended up with two more snow days this week...needless to say, I have not sqaundered them this time around. LOTS of projects going on in the last few days, so I will have tons to share! 

However, I was so happy to see that my Christmas cactus plant is making a bit of an encore with some unexpected late blooms!

You can see a tiny bit of the stamen at the lower right-hand side of the flower.  So interesting that it is fuschia (which by the way, is a fancy way of saying "purple," according to Fancy Nancy)!

When a plant blooms only once a year, you'd better enjoy it when it does! It reminds me of lilacs and peonies, which are like that. Some would say it's not worth it, but I think it makes it all the more special. This growing season, I am planning to start landscaping the backyard a bit to add some color and interest, as well as to screen out some of our neighbors' decks! I would love one of the big lilacs and about 5-6 peonies--enough so I can cut a bouquet and not have it show from the plants.  : ) 

Last...just so you know, you are supposed to put ONLY one space between sentences, not two (as I was taught in HS). I have been working on this to appease my grammar Nazi husband. He should also note that I used "only" properly twice in this post. Xox to you, Freddie.


Fred Reeder Jr. said...

I think "tiny bit of stamen" would be a great name for a band.

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

And yes, dear wife, bravo to you on the punctuation and the use of "only," which gets abused more often than not. Perhaps I'll stay with you another year.