Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Elusive Cactus and Succulent Table

So with the last post, I have had several questions come up about the cactus and succulent table. It seems to be of such high interest that I knew last week the next post would be reserved for just the Cactus and succulent table. I apologize for taking so long, but I have been feeling a little under the weather since Saturday and come Tuesday, poor enough to finally head to the doctor and found that I had Strep Throat... It sucks! Finally today my fever has broken, and I have felt chipper enough to actually venture outside and check the status of all the plants in the gardens. Luckily for me it has rained almost daily since last week!

Let me start by saying that the cactus and succulent table never really started out for this purpose! It was simply a nursery area for all of the new arrival plants that I felt needed some extra attention before getting them into the gardens (being a bargain shopper, clearance at Lowe's has always been my friend!). This also served as an area for me to root my cutting and get them starting on their own before I sent them out. For the most past, everything has filtered out except for the cactus and succulents!

I have plans for a nice large arid garden on the North side of the house, just behind the pool pump. I think with the sandy soil here, I probably just need to till it up and clean it up and drop the plants in! (Thank you Skeeter for the giveaway! It will be much help on this project!)

I digress... Let me share... Let me share...

The tall Prickly Pears in the back have bloomed several time with nice pretty yellow flowers.

This is from a piece of Jade that Sam's mom gave us.

Getting ready to bloom!

More cuttings and they're doing good!

I have no clue what this one is, but it's definitely unique! Looks all spiny, but it's not prickly in the slightest.


  1. Hi, the last one is a Faucaria sp. I put together some notes on my blog, if you are interested.

    Nice group of plants, I use a lot of echeveria in the garden (the one that is flowering) and they look great in mass. LT