Juxtaposition

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Last Wednesday you may remember this zygo cactus from my “Happy Thanksgiving” Wordless Wednesday. It was hovering over a plush turkey that I am ridiculously fond of, for some reason.

The reason I am calling this post “juxtaposition” is because the cultivar name on the zygo cactus is ‘Christmas Fantasy.’ And yet, this year, it’s the earliest of my collection to bloom. Maybe that’s the fantasy.

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Then there’s this: an orchid whose name is bigger than it is. It goes by the ridiculous moniker of Elizabeth Ann Bucklebery FCC/AOS.

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It looks as if it should have bloomed at Halloween, with its somewhat creepy flowers.

I guess if I insist on forcing bulbs, I shouldn’t object when plants do their own thing on their own schedules!

2 thoughts on “Juxtaposition

  1. tonytomeo November 26, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    tee hee. The New Zealand Christmas tree that blooms in time for Christmas in New Zealand bloom in the middle of summer here.

  2. gardendaze November 27, 2018 / 5:56 am

    Well that explains it. These guys aren’t native for us either.

    Karla

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