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IN SEARCH OF SUCCULENTS

Even in Scandinavia, we have succulents that tolerate frost, snow, winter darkness and short summers. But here in Texas, it is a really fascinating selection of these intriguing plants.

Most garden centres I have visited around Houston have had some succulents to sell. Especially Yucca, Agave, Aloe Plants,  Kalanchoe, and Sedum, but at Cactus King, it was these plants who starred. It was a very inspiring place and they housed a wide selection of all sorts of more or less aggressive plants. Large cactuses are obviously very costly since they grow so slowly, but you could find nice succulents there down to $ 4 apiece. If I should live in Texas for the rest of my life, I would have created a large cactus garden!

Bearing in mind too high water consumption combined with sinking groundwater in some Houston areas, creating a cactus/succulent garden is s lot more sustainable and responsible way to keep a garden since it is far more suited to the existing climate compared to the water demanding endless St. Augustine lawns.

Even in Scandinavia, we have succulents that tolerate frost, snow, winter darkness and short summers. But here in Texas, it is a really fascinating selection of these intriguing plants. You have to make room for some of them either it is in containers or in the garden itself.

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Visiting “Cactus King”.

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No doubt about what they are offering here.

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The succulents are spectacular and inspiring, maybe especially when you have grown up in Scandinavia?

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This is sedum in a pot on our cottage in Sweden.

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