We are so excited for all of you to visit and attend the fourth annual Succulent Extravaganza! This year's theme "Succulents: The Landscape Is Changing" is resulting in great changes all over the Succulent Gardens Growing Grounds. Top landscape designers are busy installing brand new gardens for the event!
Some amazing speakers coming up at Extravaganza, many of whom installed beautiful demonstration gardens. Check out the wonderful backgrounds of all of our esteemed guests! We can't wait to see you at Extravaganza.
There really is a difference in attitude toward the plant material (succulents) now. There's a change in people's mentality throughout the world about what's going on with water, its availability, and its use as a valuable resource.
If you look at the sequence of what Sunset has done, you'll see that they've added many succulent varieties to their garden guide, succulents are on the cover, and they recently published a booklet on water conserving plants. Succulents are prominent in that.
The 2014 Succulent Extravaganza is planned to help gardeners, landscape professionals, and plant enthusiasts learn more about the many aspects of using succulent plants in the garden.
There are at least a half dozen Opuntias in bud or bloom now. The flowers are beautiful in shades of red, orange, yellow, salmon, purple and other color variations. The plants are wicked! Some have spines that are tiny and float in the air when the plant is bumped, such as Opuntia microdasys. Cholla cactus which looks like Opuntia, with 1" to 2" spines, was included in the genus Opuntia, but has been reclassified as a separate genus, Cylindropuntia. The spines continue to be barbed and vicious, even though they're not still, technically, "Opuntia."
Can you tell me the name of this succulent (assume it is NOT a cactus)?
Should I keep roots in water while I decide where to plant them….or should they just sit out w/o water (some sites I’ve seen on cactus say to put the plants in shade for a few days without water to let the roots heal to prevent bacteria from entering via roots)? Right now I have the roots of most of them immersed in water and in full shade.