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Easter Cactus

The spring is finally here and my Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaetneri) has started to bloom.

It blooms once a year during the Easter time and that’s where the name comes.

To have cactus to bloom twice a year I have planted to the same pot both Christmas and Easter cacti. The end result is nice because it delights you with the blooms more often.

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Enjoying the long Easter weekend and the beautiful weather we have. Days are now bright and full of light because of the snow cover and increasing day light time.

Have had time to take long walks and see friends. To cook good food and enjoy peaceful dinners.

Inside the Easter flowers are blooming. Daffodils are my favorites during this time of the year. Still more than a month before we can see any of them outside.

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No signs of spring yet up here in the north. Days are getting longer and I am getting more and more impatient. Still two more months to go before you can plant something outside.

That does not seem to stop me from planting everything possible inside. Chilies have germinated and so have the coleus seeds. Yesterday found some herb seedlings and failed to resist the temptation. Hope that did not buy them too early. There is simply not enough daylight available yet.

A pot of crocuses found its way to my flat today. Usually do not buy them because the central heating makes them bloom in seconds. Now I am storing them between the window glasses where it is cooler. Hopefully not too cold, already managed to freeze to death a pot of daffodils.

Slowly running out off space inside. Planted some ornamental brassicas to day and now trying to figure out a where to put them and hoping for an early spring this year.


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DaffodilsTime to relax a bit and enjoy life. Planning to visit my parents and spent some time with them next weekend.

Here in the north it is still too early to plant anything but Easter is anyway a good excuse to buy few flowers.

Managed to find a beautiful pot of daffodils from a flower shop near me. A variety that I have grown for years in our summer cottage. Once they have stopped blooming I will plant the bulbs and enjoy them also during the forthcoming years.

Wishing you a great Easter! I hope you have a possibility to enjoy it with your family and friends!

PS. I keep the pot in the balcony while I am not at home. Coolness simply makes daffodils bloom longer.