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Harriet Malmskog with a 20-year-old Christmas cactus. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

The tale of the Christmas cactus

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Harriet Malmskog, who lives at Diamond Willow in Park Rapids, shows off a Christmas cactus in full bloom Monday. They are in bloom this time of year. About 20 years ago, she found what appeared to be a weed under a rock at her son’s yard in Mesa, Ariz. She planted it just to see if anything grew. It is now blooming for the first time 20 years later. “If we didn’t enjoy these little things, life would be pretty boring,” Harriet said.


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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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