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Shawna Meglich

Your indoor plant: 2

This Christmas cactus is over 50 years old. We got it from my husband’s grandmother about 25 years ago.

It had been looking pretty sad for a while and I was afraid it might die but low and behold all of a sudden it started perking up and looking great.

It has flowered like this three separate times within the last year. I am so glad we did not lose this plant as it means a lot to us for sentimental reasons.

Shawna Meglich lives in Antwerp, Ohio.

How to enter, vote

Send in the single best photo of your favorite plant. If there is a story behind it, we’d love to share it.

If you have a tip on how to get the best out of your little darling, we’ll also pass that on.

As with all of our contests, the viewers/readers choose the winner.

How to enter:

E-mail your best picture to The photo should be a JPEG attachment.

Include your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day.

Please put “Indoor plant” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Entries are due no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 19.

Anne Gregory or another Dirt minion will post each of them on the We’re Digging It blog – first come, first posted – and readers will vote by opening the post. Voting ends at midnight Nov. 22.

The photo on the gardening blog that draws the most clicks will be featured in Nov. 28’s The Dirt.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)