Monday, April 4, 2016

FINALLY A BLOOM


When we left Sunland I had to give away Grandma Frankie's huge Christmas Cactus.  I had rooted a piece and now 2 years later, I'm getting my first bloom.   So the living memory is blooming, and when this one is a little bigger, we can start some for other family members.

One of the treasures of our family is keeping the memory of our mom's alive through their plants.

Do you have any memory plants.

25 comments:

  1. Wow this bloom is wonderful!
    Last time I was in Amsterdam I bought some tulip bulbs and now, evey year, I have lovely tulips on my balcony!

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    1. It's it sweet, and it hasn't completely opened.

      I love tulibs. I need to buy some bulbs.

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  2. I plant flowers that remind me of dear people. My grandma used to send me seeds from her garden including Rose of Sharon.

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  3. I sure do Wanda!
    My beautiful Peonies here at home, are from my Moms garden ♥️
    And...I have a lot of her Violets and Iris...they mean a lot to me...and if I move? They are coming with me...:o)
    Your Cactus is a miracle...good for you!
    enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It's really special isn't it. Our oldest daughter took the Iris from Grandma yard when she passed, (1991) and they have multiplied so many times the side of her house is filled. So there are plenty to go around.

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  4. No memory plants...but yours sure is pretty! And I can't believe you've lived there two years already!

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    1. Actually, June 24 will be two years. I cheated a little. You always have wonderful plants...Maybe Lauren will share your love of plants.

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  5. thats a wonderful tradition! its lovely!

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    1. I love this tradition....hope my grandchildren will be as excited and keep it going for generations.

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  6. No memory plants for me... and just as well because they would be just that. A memory!
    My parents were avid gardeners when they had the house and I used to love helping them but I don't have much success with houseplants. I do like buying fresh flowers from time to time. I do like your tradition of passing it through the family. Lovely.

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    1. Oh Suzanne, I love fresh flowers in the house. Trader Joes had nice bouquet at $3.99. I've had a motto for years. "Buy flowers, and if there is any money left, pay the rent and buy groceries".
      In all my life I've neve miss my rent, and always had food in the frig. So it works!!! HaHa

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  7. Well done, Mac's good at starting plants from other plants, me not so much.

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    1. Bulb plants are the easiest. But cactus do, but takes longer.

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  8. I have killed almost everything but the weeds but I have one iris that refuses to die. Its not a memory plant, but I did plant it 19 years ago when I moved into my home. How long will that bloom remain?

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    1. Weeds have a greak knack for survival! Iris are so sturdy...you will have it another 19 years and they do multiply. The blooms last quite a while before they droop. I remembering seeing yours, a nice purple. The white ones are beautiful too, like lace.

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    2. I just found a yellow one blooming in my front yard. I think its been a few years since its bloomed.....that, or its been a year since its bloomed and I just forgot that it was there last year....

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  9. Every memory plant I've ever had has died. I'm glad my memory still is good though to continue remembering the loved ones. That's lovely.

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  10. Oh i love Christmas Cactus. I had a beautiful one in Alta Loma before we sold and moved to the mountains. It bloomed every year and then I left it outside during a severe frost in the mountains and I lost it. I now have one I put in a pot a few years ago and it is doing beautifully. I tend to it like I would a young child. Right now it is still inside but soon will go out on the deck, unless we get more snow.

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  11. Yes I did have several. Cecil Bruner roses from Dave's mom and Dave got me an apricot tree which I had called as a toddler...uppicups.
    Both died but are great memories.
    I SENT YOU A FB PRIVATE MESSAGE. Thought you would like to be kept in the loop.

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  12. My friend gave me an Orchid cactus. I'm waiting for it to bloom!

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  13. Your blog is very impressive and have the useful information it is really caught my attention.

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