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ThanksGiving Cactus Red-Orange Flower

The second to last of my Thanksgiving cactus flowers. The buds on this plant were a nice orange color but when they unfurled they looked more of red-orange maybe it is the addition of the white throat that changes the color temperature? This year I've realized that were these holiday cacti are concerned you can't judge the final bloom color by the color of the bud. My fuschia colored buds were more of an Asian red color and my white buds had a pink hue to them.

Younger Gardeners-Older Gardeners

I came across this entry by Katie at about leaving a comment on this entry by Kathy Purdy at The two posts touch on the observation that older gardeners don't blog much and that we're missing out on the information they have to pass on.