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The Opuntia engelmannii has more than recovered last year’s growth after the rough winter - and it is still putting on new pads.

The Opuntia engelmannii has more than recovered last year’s growth after the rough winter - and it is still putting on new pads.

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I finally put the anniversary planter together. For our fourth anniversary, Jeff picked up an awesome handmade planter designed by www.mikecone.com that we found at Redenta’s in Arlington. Next, he picked up four gift cards from some of my favorite nurseries: Redenta’s, Grow it!, Chambers, and The Plant Shed.

Needless to say I was surprised - because usually I get scowls when I bring a new plant home! Anyways, his plan was to put together a planter using purchases from all the different nurseries. Well, we made it to two of them before the planter was full!

Here is the finished result: a mixture of various Crypanthus species with Stapelia and Kalanchoe. Pretty lush, right?

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Now the Chelinidea vittiger have attacked my Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus. This is now all out war. I’m sorry nature, but I’m getting non-organic on these evil pests!

Now the Chelinidea vittiger have attacked my Santa Fe cholla, Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus. This is now all out war. I’m sorry nature, but I’m getting non-organic on these evil pests!

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It’s been a few months since I’ve stated how much I hate pampas - but I love the way it looks.

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Echinocactus Texensis (foreground) with Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus

Echinocactus Texensis (foreground) with Opuntia imbricata v. viridiflorus

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Panorama / Evening shadows

Panorama / Evening shadows

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Crassula ovata minima / thick as thieves

Crassula ovata minima / thick as thieves

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Can I buy succulents from you?

Asked by Anonymous

Yes, I can set up a custom order in the BOTANICALITY shop. Send me an email at botanicality13@gmail.com and let me know what you’re thinking.

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Hesperaloe parviflora / pollinator

Hesperaloe parviflora / pollinator

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Hi cactguy, you sell cacti to make some income on the side right? I would like to know how you started and how it all works because I'm really interested in exploiting this idea myself. Thanks!

Asked by dalisshadow

dalisshadow:

cactguy:

Without giving away to much, I loosely look for something currently in the market and either (1) make it better (2) make it more cheaply or (3) make it my own. Of course, I also get unique ideas and try them out. Last fall I did planted pumpkins - and it was a one-time trial, but I continue to buy and make toy dino planters and plant coffee cups because they continue to sell.

In terms of the business side, I use tumblr (botanicality.tumblr.com), my personal FB, personal contacts, business cards, Etsy, and Square to run and promote my business. It allows me to put more time in when I can and to back off when life is more pressing.

Also, for my business, it is also far more profitable to buy and resell plants rather than growing my own.

Thanks for the answer! It helps a lot. One small curious question though… Do your coffee cup plants have drainage?

No, all the ceramic and crystal that I plant I do not add drainage - so it takes careful watering. I have some test plants that looked great even after 6 months. Everything else I do add drainage.

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botanicality:

I think BOTANICALITY must have been on summer break … but I’m back in action now!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Botanicality

botanicality:

I think BOTANICALITY must have been on summer break … but I’m back in action now!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Botanicality

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Parodia leninghausii / Golden ball cactus

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Parodia magnifica / Balloon cactus

The crepe myrtle is littering blooms upon everything below it, and this Parodia bloom was difficult to spot last evening. Today, though, it is unmistakeable.

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The Sedum morganianum was getting awfully leggy, so I wrapped it up into a nice mound - let’s see what results.

The Sedum morganianum was getting awfully leggy, so I wrapped it up into a nice mound - let’s see what results.

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Do you have any reccomendations for where to purchase succulents?

Asked by Anonymous

In Dallas or online? Let me know and I’ll give you some options