Anyway, this is my Ma Jones' beloved Christmas Cactus and I am not sure how, but after she died, I ended up with it. She loved plants probably just about better than anyone else I have ever known and loved gardening (both vegetable and flower.) The day before her death she spent a cold November day digging in her yard to plant spring bulbs. That is how I hope to die...living until the end!
So Ma Jones' "Christmas" cactus is a crazy plant, in that since she died, it has not bloomed during December one single time! It has bloomed during February, on her birthday...every year. Really. That is probably her way of poking back at me from the great beyond!!! I noticed it was almost ready to bloom last week and here we are on her birthday and it is beautiful! So funny, huh?
Beautiful blooms to celebrate a beautiful life.
And some how, I know that when her son-in-law (my sweet Uncle Kenneth), joined her in Heaven on her birthday in 2009....she had a shovel and rake waiting for him to help her tend the flowers there!