In order to get to the gorgeous orchid display at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens we had to walk past an enormous collection of succulents. I thought I would share a few of those photos with you this afternoon because the plants were so amazing.
I don’t know what these plants are called, but they were my favorite.
Pretty awesome if you ask me. Sadly, I don’t think an outdoor cactus garden would thrive here in the Pacific Northwest but they sure are fun to look at when we visit botanical museums.
Are you able to grow these types of plants where you are? Any advise for the rest of us who would like to grow a few but don’t live in the ideal climate?
Mavis — You can grow Prickly Pear cactus in the Puget Sound climate zone. Raintree Nursery has them in their catalog. I’ve seen them in yards in Sequim and on San Juan Island. The trick is to plant in six inches of pea gravel, so that it will rapidly dry out after a rain. And you can eat the fruit. Plant them in a large pot in your front yard, it’s a deer proof plant.
Your favorite is an agave.