Coincidence or Symbiotic Relationship?

The Christmas Cactus on my kitchen windowsill blooms rather frequently for a Christmas Cactus.  In May 2018, I wrote about how it had bloomed three times in the previous twelve months.  Since then it bloomed this past December just after Christmas and is now blooming again.  However, the African Violet that shares the windowsill blooms…

Winter blooms

On these gloomy, gray days it’s nice to have flowers blooming in my kitchen.  I don’t remember the African violet plant and the Christmas cactus ever blooming at the same time before.   “In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” –  Albert Camus

African Violets: Fragile or Tough?

Some sources describe African Violets as fragile, needing tender care, and difficult to grow.  Other sources describe them as tough plants that are easy to grow on a sunny windowsill.  Over the years I’ve acquired many African Violets that are in bloom when I bring them home, but after the flowers die back, the plant never blooms…