My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Tuesday

Crab Cactus - A Light in the Darkness of November

This post 'A light in the Darkness of November - Crab Cactus' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden




Crab Cactus



a.k.a Thanksgiving cactus Schlumbergera truncata just perfect 'in floribus' in time for Thanksgiving.

Thank God for durable colourful winterflowering houseplants that costs next to nothing, like the African Violets, Kalanchoes, and this Crab Cactus they really helps us through the dark winter months especially now in the darkest month of them all November.


The Schlumbergera belongs to the Cactaceae family and lives wild in the tropical rainforest, it is an epiphytes what lives on rocks or in trees. On our window ledge they prefer welldrained soil with good aeration and hate to be waterlogged. Needs to be repotted just every third year, that's good isn't it.



Happy Thanksgiving to you All!


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10 comments:

Anna said...

Such bright and cheerful flowers Tyra. I am interested to hear you call them crab cactus - we call them Christmas cactus :)

sweet bay said...

Beautiful picture Tyra, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Good Morning Anna I think this cactus got a lot of nicknames and Crab cactus is one I guess it resembles a crab. We call it Easter cactus when it blooms in the early spring and of course Christmas cactus if it is a late bloomer :-)

Sweetday Thank you!

Kathleen said...

I've never heard it called this name before Tyra! By any name tho, it's beautiful in bloom. I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving too.

Randi said...

Vilken underbar färg - precis vad man behöver just nu. Här blommar faktiskt vissa rosor fortfarande. Vad mycket du har hunnit med av höstarbetet. Jag har ännu inte börjat.
Tack för din kommentar - jo, visst har det stormat mycket här nu, men vi har haft tur - inget hat blivit skadat...ännu.
Ha en skön dag!

Ruben said...

Jättefint foto och det blir särskilt fint med den inkopierade texten. Ha det gott! /Ruben

Lillebeth said...

Ja, underbart är det med det som blommar nu. Ha det gott!

Annika Christensen said...

Blommor med färg är vad man behöver just nu.
Har precis varit och köpt massor av julblommor.
Kul när du tittar in till mig.
Trä dem på snöre skall jag också testa tack för tipset.
Ha det gott
Annika

Jan said...

What a lovely color. These flowers must certainly brighten a winter day.

Jan
Always Growing

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Oh look! You've got one, too! :-) Now that is a pretty shade of salmon. I don't think I've seen that color here before.