Saturday, March 31, 2007

Peaches and Cream

On nothing days like this, I wander aimlessly around the house. I spend ridiculous amounts of time staring into the refrigerator, hoping something delicious might magically appear. After I give up on that idea, I go back to pacing and feeling sorry for myself. You don't fully appreciate me until you see how melodramatic I can become when life takes a wrong turn.

It is not lost on me, that all my little buddies are working overtime dragging me back to a happy place. (I'm getting there. Just kickin' and screamin' all the way.) Take this little gal, for instance. She's a Christmas Cactus who has suddenly decided to be an Easter Cactus, as well.

You can make yours do this, too, by doing the polar opposite of what you think you should. She was sitting on the sill of an open window, where night temperatures probably cooled her down to 40 degrees. Cold temps, and a little plant food, inspire these gals to rebloom every couple of months. Give it a try... She can drag you back to your happy place, even when it's the last place on Earth you want to be.

1 comment:

Wunx~ said...

Hey Gardening Lady -- Remember that you have lots more friends than your plants. I thing you're pretty great even if you don't squirt me with the hose and scratch fertilizer in around my toes.