In bloom~ a puzzle, a cactus, and HBO

Here is a peak at Eliza Waters’ lovely photo. Here’s the puzzle!

This weekend I felt like I could use a breath of fresh air amidst all of the pandemic stats. So, a puzzle and a new show.

Thanks to Eliza Waters for this beautiful photo of sweet peas used here with permission. See her post and current fall/winter works of art on the blog My Own Paradise: Life on Seven and a Half Acres, https://elizawaters.com.

For more floral refreshment, take a look at a new series on HBOMax. “Full Bloom” invites floral artists to create magnificent arrangements for a cash prize. I watched Season 1 between baking batches of cookies, running errands, and trying in vain to unclog one of my various antique sink drains. The show was like going to a spa. Gorgeous!

Finally, I got to know my “Christmas cactus” a little better this year. It has lived in the same window for 30 years and bloomed faithfully every single year … at Thanksgiving. Turns out, there are Christmas cacti and Thanksgiving cacti which can be recognized by their leaves. Here’s mine this year.

7 comments

  1. Thanks for the link, D! It’s fun to see my photo as a puzzle 🙂
    I will have to check out that florist series, it sounds right up my alley.
    For your clogged drain, have you tried using 1 cup salt and 1 cup baking soda poured down the drain, followed by a kettle of boiling water? Repeat if necessary, but usually works on the first try. Good luck!

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  2. What a beautiful cactus! It had done well all these years. I have one cactus plant and 2 african violet plants that I’ve had for 5 yrs now. Im so proud to keep them alive. Everything else dies. Even my spider plant died. And they are supposed to be easy to care for!

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    • Thank you! I think your blooming plants like you! (I wonder if the spider plant needed a different amount or schedule of water? I’m having better results with my own now that I’m faithfully watering on a weekly schedule. It used to be in a hanging basket and I’d forget to water it. Now it’s on a small table surrounded by other green growers where I notice it more. ~ The simplest thing made all the difference. 🙂 )

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