Our Zygocactus flower or Christmas Cactus didn’t bloom this past winter. But a plucky little flower has been poking out its head in the past few days.
It’s a symbol of hope in the desert of our times.
A Psychiatrist Copes with Retirement
Remember that gorgeous Christmas Amaryllis flower? After it leaned over so far, we had to retire it, so to speak. We didn’t throw it out, but Sena kept it and performed some kind of miracle.
Apparently, she resurrected it by giving it a little water. A couple of new leaves grew a few inches overnight.
She knows that gardeners tell you to bury the Amaryllis bulb outside after the flowers die. I guess in the following winter you dig it up, put it in a new pot and a new set of blossoms should grow. She wanted to transfer it to a different pot instead, one with holes that will let the excess water leak out.
She was very industrious. She also repotted the Zygocactus. That’s the holiday cactus, another houseplant she got for the Christmas holidays.
And the most important question: how are extraterrestrials involved in this urge to repot? ? By the way, I was not involved in the repotting project because I’m allergic to gardening. I did make a YouTube video of her working on it, though.