Hello! Does anyone out there know some good cactus nurseries in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area or anywhere else in Texas? Like to hear from local folks or anyone who had been there already. Thanks. Any suggestions are appriciated.
Great mindsTrent......! We will be in Waxahachie the first week of July. Traveling via 10 and 20 from Arizona. So would be interested in any cactus places in or near Waxahachie or on our way. Thanks so much. Harold
I have lived in the Waxahachie Red Oak area for 7 years now and I do not know of any. Fosters I20 and Hampton has a few but they are really only the basic run of the mill IF they even have any that day. There is a small place on Hampton just South of Bear Creek that had some from time to time and I **think** they can take an order for plants and get them in. I dont know their name but you cant miss the place. Other then those two I dont know of any - sorry Mitch
I'm sure there must be some good ones in San Antonio, and I think I've seen one in Houston, but those may be out of your way. Hopefully someone from those areas will weigh in.
I'm not familiar with any cactus nursery here. (There is one place called Cactus Marty but I didn't find much info.) However, the San Antonio Botanical Garden has a very interesting cacti display, and the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society is quite active, holding an annual show during Fiesta in April. If we knew any of the members, we could ask where they obtain their plants.
there are a few mail order places in the Watchdog that might be worth looking at
this is a good plave to start
Hey, Harold. I hope you'll have a blast in your up coming trip. Since you'll probably pass thru El Paso, I wonder if they have anything there. Maybe someone from there can share their thoughts.
Thanks to all you Texan folks for sharing your feedbacks. Texas is one of the major cacti producing states, so I thought there might be nurseries like in Arizona. I don't know if I'll have time to go as far south as San Antonio or Houston, but it'll probably be fun. I'll be coming from Las Vegas, NV through Amarillo to Dallas. Then I'll swing back to El Paso and on into Tucson, AZ. Hopefully someone from Dallas will come along and share his or her thoughts. Thanks.
I will try to get a few people closer to Dallas on the other thread, I am 10 min South of Dallas. I will ask around and see if anyone knows anything.
Thanks, Mitch. Just as long as it's not too much of a hassle to you. Sorry. Didn't know Red Oak is so close to Dallas.
All right I called up the cactus gal down the block from me and she said mail order or head to San Antonio. Sorry - Mitch
Thanks again, Mitch. Oh well. I guess, mail order or S.A. then.
Sorry - what types are you looking for? I have an agave setting off a baby I could get ready for ya or are you past the basics and into the hard to gets?
Thanks for all the digging Mitch. I guess we'll just stop in Tucson on the way back. Harold
Hold on. I've located a member of the Cactus Society and have sent an inquiry. Also, a place in Schertz called Paul's Desert features Agave, Astrophytum, Echinopsis Hybrids, Echiveras, Euphorbias, Ferrocactus, Ocotillo and Yucca. I've not been there, but if you'd like to inquire, the phone is 210-658-7561. Schertz is NE of San Antonio. When going from Dallas/Ft. Worth to El Paso it should be fairly easy to swing through San Antonio. (I say "fairly" because I don't like I-35. US 281 is preferable IMO.) Yuska
Mitch, thank you so much for your work and offer, but I'm past the basics for now. I'm not an expert either, but somewhere in between I guess. I got about 300 plants now, but somehow I'm itching to get more. I guess I'm addicted and I'm just about out of room in my yard. I like those that are durable, nice forms or pretty flowers. Just look at my pictures for examples. Do you collect cacti and succulents also?
Thanks, Yuska. I'll keep that in mind also.
I dont collect I just keep the Agave and Nopal for the Texas thing - I think there is a law somewhere that says we have to grow some Texas looking cactus in our yard.... ummm... I keep a few for the western thing but that it all. They grow great up here if I help the soil a little. Sorry - Schertz sounds really interesting,,,, I have a trip to make to San Ann I might have to stop in there.....
A reply from the Cactus Society member: a large variety of cold hardy and semi tropical cacti, and succulents, and many other xerophytic specimens can be found at C & E Cactus in N. E. San Antonio. Visits are by appointment only. Contact:
email@example.com - Phone : 210-655-8959
I might have to check them out this summer to - I would not might a few of the unique aloes for my Texana area.
Yea my wife says next I will get an old cow skull for it - LOL it is not that bad but it is a theme in the area for guest to see... most of our family lives on the other side of the Red River so it gets them a little...
Hey, Mitch. I got a cow's skull. LOL. I got that Southwest and desert theme going in my yard and home, while most other home owners on my street have that boring traditional thing with a lawn and a tree and nothing else. But they are slowly adding drought tollerant plants, and even some succulents. I guess they wised up. It can be addictive if you start collecting cacti. If you ever go to Schertz, please let us know how it is, okay? Thanks again.
Thank you so much for digging for the infos, Yuska. It seems like San Antonio might be my best bet.
Suddenly all sorts of cacti info is coming my way. About 200 miles north of your destination the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society will be holding the annual show and sale in OKC on June 25/26. I put more data in the Cactus and Succulent forum. Yuska