How’s it Growing: March and April

Mammillaria melanocentra by Andrea Afra/Sucs for You

Hello from Houston, Texas, Zone 9A! Spring is here in full effect and I’m really digging the sunshine. Tomorrow is April first so I’m going to include what plants flowered for me in March and what is budding or close to blooming in April. I’m also including some other notes on growth and dormancy. I keep my plants outdoors in pots and in the ground. There’s a lot happening right now…

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Succulent and cacti garden progress in Houston, Texas

Look at the size of this Opuntia pad!!

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.

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