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Longer Days Are Coming

Christmas cactus flower

Christmas cactus flower

December 19, 2019

With the solstice approaching on Saturday, we gardeners look forward to longer days and stronger light. Some plants, however, keep our spirits up by flowering now. Christmas cactus is an example of plants that are triggered to bloom when nights are long. Before you know it, we’ll be back to short nights and long harvests. And on and on the cycles go. Happy Solstice!

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