Thursday, October 22, 2009

NEW LIFE






I have a Christmas Cactus on my desk and part of the miracle is that it still lives. I have never had a green thumb so therefore, all of my house plants never make it past the age of a few months. My good friend, Helen, gave me this about 2 years ago and it just keeps giving me the miracle of life.
It has survived falling on the floor, sitting on the window sill getting chewed by the cats, over watering, under watering. This Christmas Cactus is a true gift from God via Helen.
Just recently I noticed that another flower was budding so I decided to take pictures in its glorious stages. 
The praises can only go to One.


This original post was done in 2009.  
I am re-posting because this same Christmas cactus has 10 new flowers this month.  A miracle.






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22 comments:

AMKreations said...

Beautiful Sue...the Christmas Cactus is so awesomely beautiful. =) Is that your new mug hiding in the pic?

Dionne said...

Wow, cacti are the soldiers of the plant world. They can last through anything!

Erin said...

What a beautiful flower, how wonderful that it has been going this long :-D

Christie Cottage said...

It is absolutely beautiful!

P.S. Thanks for checking on me today :-)

Renee said...

That's beautiful Sue! I have the same problem trying to keep plants alive, however, when my husband's great grandma died 3 years ago we got a plant from the funeral and I can hardly believe that it is still alive!

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Creative Coquette said...

Wow! I can relate. I have a major black thumb and even managed to kill an Aloe Vera plant :(
I must look into this Christmas Cactus.

Janean said...

i like the idea very much! sweet.

Carol said...

Wonderful pictures, great blog!

Angels and Everlastings said...

That is just beautiful

Faith Caroline said...

How beautiful!

*~Niki~* said...

That is beautiful Sue. I have an orchid in my bathroom now growing a new stem, it's so wonderful to see and I can't wait for it to flower. Blessings Niki x

our home to yours said...

I have a Christmas cactus too, and while I haven't killed it yet, it hasn't flowered in 2 years :( oh well.
Debbi
-ourhometoyours

Crafty Mommas said...

beautiful! I love miracle plants like this, I too kill all other plants :-( so glad this one continues to bloom for you!

Tisha said...

Very pretty. I'm don't think I've ever seen a Christmas cactus.

Steph said...

Beautiful Bloom on the Christmas Cactus! Thanks for sharing.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Beautiful! I have a similar story about an African Violet....just keeps coming back to life!
After seeing your pictures, I must get a Christmas Cactus!

Kelly said...

I've never seen one before. That's really pretty.

ZudaGay said...

I have a brown thumb, too. Your cactus is beautiful!!! My Mama used to grow all kinds of plants and she had a couple of these in different colors. They really do show off, don't they? Thank you so much for sharing your lovely plant with us!

Lizzi said...

Beautiful! It's like us, we go through all kinda of battles and torment and we can only thank God for bringing us through it all.

myeuropeantouch said...

Oh Sue...mine looks terrible thru the summer time, but faithfully comes back every year....(smile)
It is beautimus...♥
Monika

Becky K. said...

Beautiful!! I love Christmas Cactus!