Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Blooming...



Like many places in the US, it's been snowing here in southern Idaho the past few days. Not a lot - but enough to be discouraging when one is itching to get out in the garden. I just got a big seed order from Territorial Seed on Monday, and I was looking forward to getting some seeds going in my indoor greenhouse.

I have a new lighting system for the greenhouse, too, so this morning I was fooling with it, trying to see where each fixture would hang to the best advantage. In winter, the greenhouse is home to all but my biggest houseplants. They seem to do very well in front of the patio window facing south - it's become quite the jungle in the past few months...

So anyway, I'm fiddling with this light fixture, when a flash of white caught my eye. I have a Christmas cactus on one of the shelves, a gift from a student several years ago. It was blooming when I got it, but it hasn't bloomed since. It had put on some new growth lately, which pleased me. I never expected blooming from it - but blooming is what I have!

A nice surprise on a wintry day...

1 comment:

judypatooote said...

Those are the the best kind of surprises, the ones you really don't expect....i would be please to see any kind of green growth right about now.....but as I commented on Kerri's blog, I'm going to buy myself a bunch of flowers today, from the grocery store.....