"Now late Autumn here and my Zygo (Christmas Cactus) are loaded with buds, so I am hoping this will be the year I have some spectacular displays. Seems as I though I have finally found them all a spot in the garden where they are happy enough…"
"Its the shorter daylight hours and cooler weather that send the message to them to flower, so they would get confused bringing them indoors. Tip---don,t over water and I find they like their roots to be tight in the pot . There are different types…"
"I have them planted and outside in a big yellow basket with a red wax begonia for color contrast. I see lots of new growth and I hope they bloom come next winter/spring. I have them in different colored striped pots but U can not see…"
"Hey Grant. I saw your link on iding them.. I am not happy about how picky they are as of now the purple one is not blooming but dieing out some with the blooms.. the white one seems happy and doing fine.. O well. Learned to not get this type.. I…"
"I FINALLY got some!! BUT they are called SPRING cactus.. IT is spring so the name seems to change with the seasons!! I got a purple and white one.. I had to have the white.. (thanks Grant for showing yours!) I will pot them in their new pots next…"
"Ladies, I am delighted to have you join this group which has been longing to really start! Especially at this time of year and on this topic!
I am new to growing berries (3 years of rasp and black and 1 year blueberries) and I am…"
"Thanks for info Grant, I thought I put wrong label in one of mine. My Gold Charm is more pink this year.
Last year I did not have as many so I brought them in to the house. This year I put them in my unheated laundry room that is built on the back…"
"WOW!!! Bob, what took you all over the world? Did you garden in each location? What an education.
I have read where some are hybridized to get other colors. I'll just stick with cuttings.
I found some at Lowes I did not have, people around here…"
"Yes, the temperature did change. I had decided to move it to my bathroom (after the discussion on here), so it would get LESS artificial light than in my kitchen. The bathroom is probably about 10 degrees cooler, not that my kitchen…"
"thanks everyone...it looks like crap during the hot summer but then when it starts to turn cooler and it sets blooms it is like a completely different plant all together. Glad I have hung in there with it."
"Beth, your cactus is gorgeous!!!
Hey, does anyone know if it is possible for the type of blooms on a "christmas" cactus (actually it's a Thanksgiving cactus) to change from year-to-year. I swear the blooms on my bigger cactus…"
"Yes Lorraine, you can touch them, there are lots of different varieties, sizes, colours etc. I have a smaller variety in my front garden. The birds adore them for the nectar they get from them. The one above always reminds me of a corn cob!"
"Actually need a partly cloudy day to get osteopurmum to looks it's best. It opens on sunny days, closes before the sun is off it & then it's not really OK for photos. Soooo this year, I have been very challenged to get a day that I can…"
"I had some grasshopper or bug eating these sunset colored petunias (never touched any of the other varieties!?) each night just as they would open. Never saw the culprit. I sprinkled cayenne pepper on them the last couple nights & so far it has…"
"It's funny, now the rains came & hit the petunias pretty hard, they are mixing better with the other flowers. Instead of masses, there's more of a scatter effect. Can't decide which way I like best. . ."