Most enjoyable gardening experiment for the season

Arlington, TX

I would encourage anyone to try a cactus bed. It has been so rewarding. I am debating about whether I will cover it to protect against winter wet and ice. If I had been more careful I would not have planted species that couldn't take our winters. Most of the species in this bed should be able to without aid.
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spring, before I finished and planted

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Arlington, TX

As it looks today. I will post a pic next spring to show who survived.

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Fulshear, TX(Zone 9b)

How pretty! Did you use soil under the gravel?

Arlington, TX

Very little, I used some cheap sandy topsoil and mostly sand and gravel mixed.

Fulshear, TX(Zone 9b)

On my "to do" list now!

Arlington, TX

Do you get a lot of rain? (compared to me) If so you probably need to find species that can tolerate a little more moisture, especially in the cooler months of the year.
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Fulshear, TX(Zone 9b)

We don't get rain too often, just deluges when it does rain!

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