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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 11, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9238135

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.
C
spring, before I finished and planted
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 11, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9238176

As it looks today. I will post a pic next spring to show who survived.
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 11, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9238508

How pretty! Did you use soil under the gravel?
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 11, 2012
10:05 PM

Post #9238574

Very little, I used some cheap sandy topsoil and mostly sand and gravel mixed.
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9238889

On my "to do" list now!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9238904

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.
C
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 26, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9254398

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

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