Cactus – easy care from planting to repotting and blooming

Cactus plants are a favorite for many plant lovers. It’s a world of its own!

Repotting a prickly cactus

Zounds do those spikes hurt! Coyote and Roadrunner would have loved watching this video that shows how to repot a cactus without prickling your fingers! Pot size, soil mix, and special trick to go about safely repotting your cactus. Works great for Mammillaria and other cactus (flowering or not). Read more ►

Mammillaria, a family of easy-care cactus

Key Mammillaria facts: Botanical name – Mammillaria spp. Common name – Mammillaria, pillow cactus, cushion cactus, and more depending on the species Family – Cactaceae Type – Cactus Height – 16 inches (40 cm) Use – pot Exposure – light, but without direct light Soil – sandy, gravely, well-drained, dry Planting – spring Flowering – […]
Indoors, mammillaria grows in pots easily

Cactus and succulents, 3 easy varieties to grow

Do you tend to forget watering your plants? Succulents and Cactus are the solution! These plants are virtually care-free. Their many shapes and sizes lend a touch of exotic graphic shapes to your home.
Cactus and succulents

Barbary fig, the cactus with paddles and prickly pear fruits

Barbary fig key facts Botanical name – Opuntia ficus‑indica Common names – barbary fig, Mickey Mouse cactus, prickly pear, tree cactus Family – Cactaceae Type – perennial cactus Height – 15 feet (5 m) and more Exposure – full sun Soil – light, well-draining, any pH Hardiness – not hardy (minimum 50°F or 10 °C) […]
Barbary fig paddles

Barbary fig health benefits and therapeutic value

The Barbary fig tree or Opuntia ficus-indica is a cactus that grows 6 ½ to 16 feet (2 to 5 meters) tall. Sweet fruit on the flat, paddle-shaped segments covered with bunches of needles are actually chock full of health benefits.
Sliced orange yellow barbary fig.

In dry gardens, landscaping works wonders

Dry soil, full of rocks, not a nutrient in sight? Seems like a harsh environment where plants can’t grow! Fear not! Just select plants that evolved specifically to thrive in those environments, and compensate for the worst drawbacks with a few astute landscaping tricks. Discover our tips to create an easy and thriving dry garden! […]
Dry garden landscaping

Garden without any garden chores: make it a reality!

Savoring the garden without spending hours mowing or weeding it is the unfulfilled Quest of all gardeners. Though we dream about it all the time, reality must be acknowledged: the perfect zero-maintenance garden doesn’t exist.
Garden tools used to make a gate

Different plants need different mulch

There is a mind-numbing amount of mulches on the market, and it’s never simple to find out which one is best for where you live and the plants you want to mulch.
Strawberry plant with straw mulch

Succulents, delicious eye-candy!

These fleshy plants with surprising geometric shapes have everything you could wish for in a plant since they’re so beautiful and easy to care for. It’s pretty clear why succulents are so trendy!
Easy to care for succulents in a glass jar
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