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columbiariver

🐝🐞🍎🍒🍐🍓🥝🥕 Northwestern USA zone 5b-ish maybe 6 #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives

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columbiariver

We've got freezing rain today. Temps have been in the teens with 60 mph wind gusts. Add rain and we have ice on all surfaces. Isn't this a beauty? #firstbloomoftheyear #christmas-cactus #zygocactus #pink 12.8.18

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cyndi

Pretty #zygocactus-flowers but #brrrrrrrr on those temps and cold shivers!! It says its in the 50s but it sure feels colder and its breezy and rainy here!! Makes me achy lol

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cyndi

Stay warm and cozy xoxo

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columbiariver

We're warm inside Cyndi been Christmas -ing @cyndi

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cyndi

Thats good!! So decorating and the such!! Lol y'all have fun now ya hear!! 😉😂 smooches 💋

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ShelleySnyder

Ooooooh!! Christmas-ing! How fun!🎄💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Yeah I agree @ShelleySnyder I caught that to. Very cute Christmas-omg. I like it🤗🤗🎄⛄️

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kez001uk

Such a vivid colour. Stunning Laura 💕💞💕

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kimguy

Ho ho ho🎅. Love those blooms!❤

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pelly

That’s awful weather, stay warm and safe Laura 👍😘

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lovestogarden

This looks like the kind of warmth you need today, Laura. Enjoy it's beauty.

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columbiariver

It is cold, but spring is next. So I can do it ❄🌬😚⚘ @terrimclaughlin @kez001uk @kimguy @pelly @lovestogarden

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columbiariver

#christmas-cactus #firstbud18 #succulentla #houseplant 11.24.18

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kez001uk

Gonna be a pretty colour 💕

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columbiariver

Thank you flower girl! It does get very pretty indeed. I'll show you lots of it @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@columbiariver I can’t wait to see more of it 😁 my thanksgiving one has no flowers left, just buds that have started dropping ☹️

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columbiariver

I'm excited for this one this year. I've been feeding her, trying to get full bloom! 🌸💮🏵🌸💮🏵🌸💮🏵🌸💮🏵 @kez001uk

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rachelbrooks

Getting ready to pop! 💕

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columbiariver

Soon Rach! @rachelbrooks

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kez001uk

@columbiariver looking very healthy so she’s enjoying her food 😉

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columbiariver

#creativecontainers

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ShelleySnyder

Yum!! My fav!!🤣💘😍

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columbiariver

Mine too! It's still in there! Works good. @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

🤣🤣🤣🤣💘😍

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kimguy

Nice💚

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lesliecole49

Oh I'm a sucker for almond roca!

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columbiariver

Its blooming in sections, according to the pieces I tossed in from mil's broken plant. Doing better than I thought it would. #christmascactus

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terrimclaughlin

Look a those huge, pretty blooms!!

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columbiariver

#houseplant #christmascactus so impressed with this one. It was a big broken chunk of a branch in summer. Has taken off like nobody's business. Right on time too

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ShelleySnyder

WOW!!💘😍

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cyndi

Very Lovely Laura..i need to get a new large pot and soil for my two and put in one pot instead of two small ones. Besides its time to freshen up the soil as well. Last year bloomed like crazy this year not so much as even a bud. Poor thing.

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rachelbrooks

Brilliant Laura! 👏🏼 and what a great colour 💕

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lesliecole49

I think mine could use report g too @columbiariver @cyndi does it make a difference when I do it? Not when it's blooming of course

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columbiariver

I know it @ShelleySnyder !

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columbiariver

Cyndi if you can get to a garden center in a Fred Meyer (Kroger's) or what ever one stop shopping center is in your area in January/February, it's when they try to get rid of last year's summer stuff that they've had stored thru Christmas. Best time to get pots here anyways. I hope you can get some for all the growing babies! Lol!

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columbiariver

It's such a beautiful shade of pink and you know how irridescent they are too Rachel. A treat! @rachelbrooks

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columbiariver

It doesn't matter with these Leslie. I've done winter and summer and they don't skip a beat. I can't believe this was a chunk that broke off of my mother-in-laws plant Las summer. It was just lying on the cement floor of her sun porch. Lol! I broke off the old cork stuff and split it, put it in here. I did add a little bit of the flakey fertilizer in the soil. Made her very happy I think! @lesliecole49

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terrimclaughlin

How often do they bloom?? Mine just bloomed a few blooms but I was just wondering how long before the next blooms? That’s so cool that you got that from a piece I have alittle piece I can’t quite tell if it’s going to make it but it’s still not soft and I’ve had it a few weeks 😊💕

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columbiariver

They bloom once a year Terri. Sometimes several branches will bloom and then later other branches will bloom. But once a year. These are easy plants. @terrimclaughlin

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columbiariver

My MIL's Christmas cactus finally snapped a limb. The woody end is a little punky feeling. Where to start? I'm going to mix half and half succulent and regular soil. Hoping to do my best by it @pretty_paws_29

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cyndi

Best wishes on saving her..here's to new roots and strong growth 🍷🍷

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pottybird42

Oooh. Very good luck!!

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pretty_paws_29

@columbiariver You've got this!

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purplebird

Don't forget the Epsom salts. One to two tablespoons in a gallon of water. For stress.🤗

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columbiariver

We're going to #transplant this giant #christmascactus. It's the old variety. Not found in stores anymore. It's root bound. When we water her it goes straight thru as if there's no soil in the pot at all. Just roots. I don't know if we should have several empty pots ready or just one huge pot? Will it fall apart when we break the old pot away? Not sure about soil type either. Any #ideas or #advice please?

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plants

Hope you had a great Christmas 😀🎄🎅Judy

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brightcolours

The #christmascactus-advice tag may help? I think one that size will definitely have pieces that break off during the #repotting process.

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SikoMa

That is absolutely GINORMOUS😲! #humdinger for sure. I'd be scared to touch it. I'm sure you will have some breakage, but I'd try to keep it all together. It seems to be doing well and thriving.

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KariSamuel

@columbiariver - Wowzerz that thing is huge!! I would guess several pots, large to small... and I would also guess you will have LOTS of sections to start as new plants! Where did you aquire it? #huge

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columbiariver

Thank you @plants Judy. And you as well! Happy new year 🎉

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columbiariver

It's my mother-in-laws plant. If I leave it alone I'm afraid it may not make it much longer. Looks under stress. It's been in this pot for a looong time. It's going to be a project. Going to need a tarped area unless we wait for summer. I'll plan to have many pots. If anyone wants me to mail you a start (not potted of course), I would be happy to. @brightcolours @SikoMa @KariSamuel

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deekay

Do you have a shady area of garden for it ? You could plop it down break open the pot and settle the whole plant if you have room. Put some nice nutrients in the soil, liquid feed. You could even stake it for support.🤔

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columbiariver

Our colder climate doesn't work @deekay I'll bet it would do great outside in a warmer area.

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deekay

Mmm. Yes that is right. A couple of my older ones went quite woody. So I popped them in the garden under the camellias. They definitely dont get any frosts though.

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columbiariver

Do they bloom? I'd love a warmer climate sometimes @deekay

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columbiariver

Do they bloom? I'd love a warmer climate sometimes @deekay

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columbiariver

My young #christmascactus and its giant mother plant. #usgardentags The mother is beginning to bloom, but mine is not. Could it be an Easter Cactus? 😉 can of worms officially opened!

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KariSamuel

@columbiariver !! Hahaha.... are they REALLY a cactus at all?!? 🌵 Or a succulent?!? 🌱

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usgardentags

🙊🙊🙊

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columbiariver

@KariSamuel I know it. Sneaky plants 🌱

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columbiariver

Buds on the large #christmascactus. Plant looks thirsty. It got a drink.

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KariSamuel

I bet it appreciated your TLC! 💧💧💧

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