Spreading a little Christmas Cheer from the December Garden. The weather has been fantastic this week so I have been working in the yard everyday. I have many leaves and still falling. They go into the beds (to make new dirt). The snakes are hibernating, so I do not worry about them in December. The Anoles hibernate also, but on a sunny day they come out of the hole for awhile. Enjoy the Christmas Cactus and other Garden Surprises!
Share your Joy this year!
|Carolina anole with dewlap extended|
- The Truncata Group contains all cultivars with features derived mainly from the species S. truncata: stem segments with pointed teeth; flowers held more or less horizontally, usually above the horizontal, whose upper side is differently shaped from the lower side (zygomorphic); and pollen which is yellow. They generally flower earlier than members of the Buckleyi Group and although common names are not applied consistently may be distinguished as Thanksgiving Cactus, Crab Cactus or Claw Cactus.
- The Buckleyi Group contains all cultivars with at least some features clearly showing inheritance from S. russelliana: stem segments with rounded, more symmetical teeth; more or less symmetrical (regular) flowers which hang down, below the horizontal; and pollen which is pink. They generally flower later than members of the Truncata Group and are more likely to be called Christmas Cactus.
|Cultivar belonging to the SchlumbergeraTruncata Group|
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Are You getting the spirit of the season?
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