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Comment by Barb Z-7b Okla on October 15, 2012 at 2:50pm

I am seperating the ones of 5 soon to their own small pot. and some others too so only one or two per container to see how they do. this soil is for growing them and drys out fast so I might leave them in it for now.. I did use fine gravel in two of the taller saguaro to stablize them..

All have a GREAT prickly day!! Right..

Comment by Barb Z-7b Okla on October 15, 2012 at 2:45pm

Hello out their in prickly land!!

My seed cactus are getting bigger, kind of.. those tall ones that i think are NOT what I want, are really growing. I see more developement in the smaller ones, I do hope SOME or one is a prickly pair.. Really.. But U never get what U want.. Any ideas on an ID?? Thanks.. 1st pic, I see some barrol I hope, not sure.

2nd pic prickly pair maybe?? or a tower cacti.. they could be either or..

3rd pic, those saguaro.. they look like them.. great..

Comment by Barb Z-7b Okla on October 9, 2012 at 10:26am

U might want to  move the pricky pair as they do fill out and get tall and U will not be able to get to your rain barrol.. Maybe on the sides by the house would be best for them and they wil/might need support later if U have high winds get to them.. Other than to much rain as U are in florida, they should do fine in your climate..  Very nicely done..

Comment by Joanne Keikes on October 9, 2012 at 7:53am

New this summer. Just finished it.  So far everything in is is doing well and liking where it is.  I was surprised by the new flower that shot up like it did.  I really have no idea of the names of the plants. Only the prickly pear I transplanted form my back field.  I am purchasing books to obtain more information on cactus gardens.  I hope everything survives our Florida winter. 


Comment by Freddy J. Hill on October 8, 2012 at 6:37pm


Great garden. Love the transitions in top dressing and ground covers.  Is this a year-around garden?

Comment by Joanne Keikes on October 8, 2012 at 2:37pm

My finished Cactus & suculents garden.  Complete with a rain barrel and elf house.

Comment by Joanne Keikes on October 8, 2012 at 2:31pm

Comment by mo puff on September 25, 2012 at 7:57am

Freddy, I dont do any prep for months to come here in FL. i usually wait until we are expecting the first freeze. Then, I set up a station table next to my shop...that, by that time, has been wrapped completely in poly. I bring my plants to the "cleanup station", where i cut, pluck, and trim them. After cleanup they get a final dunk in a huge tub of water [if needed] and then they are strategically placed in the shop. ALL hanging and ALL potted plants will fit in with some creativity. It is so COoooOL looking when they are all in. My shop turns into a jungle. I will take a pic of this... MUCH LATER down the road.  I hope. I will say, they get NO acclamation time and they do fine for me. I also make some cuts for propagation and always make sure my main work table is still accessable. Good luck with the amount of work you have plus 2 yard tours! Busy busy.. wish i could come. Do you have the Stapelia? lifesaver below? If not would you like some?

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on September 24, 2012 at 11:06pm

Anyone doing any winter prep for their succulents?  I am picking trash out of pots, making some cuttings to work on this winter, sorting plants by height and light requirements, selecting those chosen few (30 to 40) that get to stay in the house this winter, checking for name tags, and planning soon to treat for bugs.  After all that I can work on acclimating plants to less sunlight and less water, all this while I'm getting ready for 2 garden groups to tour the yard.  It's really hard for a yard to be impressive this late in the years.   Have fun out there. 

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on September 7, 2012 at 2:13pm

Mo, looks great.  I love those; looks like you just popped one out of you mouth.  Amazing 3-D detail.


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