Thankyou for posting! I also had boughten christmas cactus a couple of years go and they just stayed green I knwo they needed more sunshine so I thought this last spring I would put them out on the front porch, and it would be bright and at times early in the am sunny. well we had our first bit of cool weather here in Indiana, so I brought them into the front room, its fairly dark in here and I hadnt gotten around to moving them too the utility where they spent the last 2 years not blooming. Well lo and behold they were just bursting with buds and the blooms were absolutly beautiful, but they bloomed for Thanksgiving, so now there Thansgiving cactus:0). So I got to thnking, with the Easter lilly, I will put it in semi darkness the first of march for about 1 month and only lightly water and see if I can force it to bloom for Easter. I know this is how it is done for poinsettias (sp). Merry Christmas to you both, and maybe we can share some of our gardening experiances!