Succulent and cacti garden progress in Houston, Texas

This is a bonus post to show and tell the backstory to the garden featured in my latest video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden.

We moved to our new house in the summer of 2016. Not long after I settled in, I was given some big prickly pear pads from a lovely local Houstonian who has an amazing xeriscaped front yard. Seeing her accomplishment flourish inspired me to try my hand at a much smaller-scaled cacti garden.

I don’t have many shots of the first section I put down, but that’s probably a good thing because it wasn’t much of a looker. I really just needed somewhere to put the massive Opuntia pads she gave me and decided they’d be the first to test in the ground.

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My new video shows the latest section I added and how I use drainage materials, rocks, and levels to raise the plants above ground-level. Watch it to see what things are looking like now! Then you can watch this short to see the identifications and close-ups of the plants in my garden.

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