Monday, June 8, 2009

Amazing Cactus

I think cactus is an amazing plant, whether in the deserts of Arizona, or in my kitchen. I don't know the official name of this one, but my neighbor calls it a dinner plate cactus (because the blooms are about that big I'm guessing.) My Dad saw the bloom somewhere he was visiting, and soon a little shoot was given to me to start. And from there look what has happened!
During the rest of the year, the not-so-pretty plant sits in an easterly window and sort of hibernates...not needing much water. But in the spring it really outdoes itself. I brought it down to the kitchen last week to a place of honor so we could enjoy it. There must have been about 20 of these beautiful red blooms. Spring in another's good in all forms.

1 comment:

Peter Jones said...

Crazy looking thing! But it reminds me of Grandpa Frank. :-)