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Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

No water here!

…a living example of hardy cactus for San Antonio!image

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13 Comments

  1. Sheri K

    Stunning!

    • It sure is, isn’t it Sheri! – xericstyle

  2. This is lovely – I have one cholla plant and I struggle over where to keep it. In the ground in a bed (where it is currently) it is dangerous to weed around, but I don’t have a spot for a pot large enough to give it room to grow.

    Which leads me to wonder – these bedding areas look to be weed free. How in the world is that accomplished?! Super long tongs? The owners are gymnasts – or perhaps contortionists? I am as impressed with how tidy it all remains as I am with the no watering, frankly. (Well – and with how beautiful it is for those of us who admire spiky plants…).

    • I hear that! This garden is always impeccable, Deb. I will apologize for saying no water though when I don’t know that for a fact….although I do believe no water. I have some of their plants that I never water… Either way it is such a fun and funky garden that I love seeing and learning from. I have my cholla on the property line, and I am enjoying it there…- xericstyle

  3. That is a good garden find…do you know I still hear people, even clients, who say they don’t want (cactus, agaves, thorny plants, …)? Not sure what they are thinking, let alone when it’s a dry year. Yet more proof to do more of this, design it well, and maintain it…and let others get lost.

    • What are they thinking!? Crazy talk, eh??!!! I knew you would love this garden, David. It is such a gem. – xericstyle

  4. So well done and nicely kept. The annuals add a nice dimension. They wouldn’t need to water this year, some of my xeric plants are looking a bit water logged at this point!

    • It is, eh?! I am with you on my xeric stuff wanting to dry out a bit…although I am not complainin’. :) I really enjoyed your stock tank post. – xericstyle

  5. That’s very pretty, although a bit of a dicey entry between cholla and the other cactus. Yikes!

    • Roger that…although somehow, it doesn’t look scary when you are there….it is mesmerizing…-xericstyle

  6. Beautiful! Us Portlanders mostly have to keep our cactii and succulents in containers so they can go into our basement to overwinter. This yard is fantastic.

    • You would be droooooooling, J.J. Remind me to take y’all here!!!! – xericstyle

  7. Daddy'o

    Looks awesome Heather.hard to believe they can get so big with so little water.

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