Cactus & Succulents

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Comment by Marlene 9A/TX on July 21, 2012 at 7:01am

Freddy,  is a dish garden just planting succulents in a dish? do they have drainage holes? 

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on July 20, 2012 at 11:59pm

Thursday night I led, with the rest of the club, a group of 35+ attendees in creating dish gardens.  We started with a mini-lecture based on my article, the gave each attendee the chance and help to select plants, create and finish off their gardens, all in less than 1-1/2 hours.  Thanks to all the clubmembers that participated.  Hope we have some new memberships as a result of the class.


Comment by Debra Jennings on July 15, 2012 at 2:41pm

Thank you Grant.

Nancy, I will keep you posted on how they do. I have about 10 or 12 different varieties of Epis that I got as cuttings and they are all growing well here. I have them on my back patio where they get morning and late evening light, but shade during the hottest part of the day.

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on July 14, 2012 at 8:10pm

Debra, I would love to hear how the Epi 'Curly Locks' does for you. I have no luck with them here.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 13, 2012 at 9:32pm

Yaaaayy!! I just planted these two days ago and they're already sprouting! Epiphyllum, Curly Locks.

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 13, 2012 at 1:41pm

Beautiful pictures Grant!

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 12, 2012 at 5:34am

I agree with wih you about the flowers! Most customers believe these are actually growing out the cactus! Unfortunately, that sells the plants!

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on July 11, 2012 at 7:38pm

I'm with you on the straw flowers Debra. It drives me crazy. I have heard the same lament on several cacti web sites. It is so annoying; actually it is more than annoying. It is deceptive trying to sell the plants like that. Other than not buying such plants, I don't know what the answer is.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 11, 2012 at 4:41pm

I just have to share one of my biggest pet peeves though. I hate it when they glue those stupid dyed straw flowers onto the cactus. Who do they think they're fooling? I recently bought a little cactus and in my effort to pull that stupid straw flower off I pulled several spines off the cactus with it, which, in my opinion. disfigured it a little. Plus it had gotten wet and bled red dye all over the cactus.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 11, 2012 at 4:39pm

Nancy maybe you can talk to them and ask them to carry Cacti and succulents. You would think they would in Arizona. While you're at it, ask them when they get their new shipments in. I wasn't going to look at the them last time I was there because I had already seen everything they had and got what I wanted. But I decided to look anyway, and they had just gotten a new shipment in. So I got several new plants.


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