In The Cactus Garden

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Along with the rest of the garden, the cactus and succulent bed has begun blooming as well. These flowers are from the horse crippler cactus, Echinocactus texensis.

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horsecrippler

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This is a Dyckia speices. I think the tag is out there somewhere…

dyckia

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And a couple of other cacti that I don’t have tags for, but are still blooming beautifully.

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cactus

One thing we did learn this year was that we definitely need to be sure to buy cold hardy species. We took the risk with a few more tropical cactus species and paid the price with some dying and others taking a hit with the freezes. When it comes to cactus we definitely have to do a little more research before purchasing them, no matter how enticing they look at the store.

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