Cactus Garden Designs

Cactus Garden Designs

This guide is designed to help you create a cactus garden that you will adore. We have an inspirational list filled with images of some great cactus garden ideas that you can create with cactus, but before we begin considering the specific ideas, let’s take a look at some tips that may be helpful while you are creating your cactus garden.
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Cactus Garden Designs

Next Up How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants.  How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants. How to Plant in Gardening Containers To ensure that plants in gardening containers grow and perform as well as possible, you need to plant them properly. How to Create a Garden Planting Calendar Avoid the temptation of planting too early by making a calendar with planting times for various crops. Follow these steps. How to Plant a Poppy Container Garden Learn how to plant a container garden for various types of poppies with this step-by-step gardening guide. How to Plant a Colorful Container Garden Learn how to add a few potted plants and flowers to your outdoor space with these guidelines. Grow Hens and Chicks in Shells Little shells planted with hens and chicks make an interesting garden feature. The fleshy rosettes have a wonderful, textured appearance; some types are covered with a gossamer webbing too. Create a Table-Top Display Create a New Garden Border Plant a bed of mixed perennials for a colorful, easy-care garden. Prairie-Style Garden Design
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Cactus Garden Designs

How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants.  How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants. How to Plant in Gardening Containers To ensure that plants in gardening containers grow and perform as well as possible, you need to plant them properly. How to Create a Garden Planting Calendar Avoid the temptation of planting too early by making a calendar with planting times for various crops. Follow these steps. How to Plant a Poppy Container Garden Learn how to plant a container garden for various types of poppies with this step-by-step gardening guide. How to Plant a Colorful Container Garden Learn how to add a few potted plants and flowers to your outdoor space with these guidelines. Grow Hens and Chicks in Shells Little shells planted with hens and chicks make an interesting garden feature. The fleshy rosettes have a wonderful, textured appearance; some types are covered with a gossamer webbing too. Create a Table-Top Display Create a New Garden Border Plant a bed of mixed perennials for a colorful, easy-care garden. Prairie-Style Garden Design

Cactus Garden Designs

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’171125878′; If you live in a dessert area where rain is not a common occurrence, then having a garden may be a difficult task. The solution? Create a cactus garden that does not require a lot of water to thrive. You can easily add other plants to your garden, but you will want to stick to the cactus family and succulents. I created a cactus garden a few years ago, and without much care and maintenance, the garden became one of the highlights of my yard.
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Cactus Garden Designs

With so many different kinds of cactus, you can mix, match styles and looks, and give your cactus garden a truly unique look. With a cactus garden you can really show your personality.
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Cactus Garden Designs

Cereus peruvianus (hedge cactus or Peruvian tree cactus) is a columnar cactus that can reach up to 20 feet tall. Grown in full sun, its color varies from gray to greenish blue. It branches and bears fragrant flowers, followed by edible pink fruit.
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Cactus Garden Designs

Photo by: Ann Summa Cereus peruvianus (hedge cactus or Peruvian tree cactus) is a columnar cactus that can reach up to 20 feet tall. Grown in full sun, its color varies from gray to greenish blue. It branches and bears fragrant flowers, followed by edible pink fruit.
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Cactus Garden Designs

However, a cactus garden can be for anyone – not just for those in dry, arid climates. A cactus garden can bring a western flair to your yard and home, if that is a look you want to cultivate.
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I have to get things going and finish this project – the steps are in place, and all the different features are getting accumulated and ready to be installed.  To see more about how this cactus garden is being developed with an old west theme, check out the Junk Cactus Garden on Blue Fox Farm.
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A cactus garden looks great in many situations, even to accentuate pool areas and line walkways, and patios. There are countless places that a cactus garden looks good.

Some variety of cactus can get pretty tall, and if you plant enough of these kinds in your yard, you can have a cactus forest in your yard. It’s like a privacy hedge with a bit more security. Source: Zillow Digs™
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A cactus garden is an opportunity to play with color and design. The cacti shown above are great for patterns, arrangements, and designs. Source: Les Haines / Flickr
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Enjoy this slideshow of the home and gardens of artists Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman. At their home in the foothills of Los Angeles, cacti and succulents flourish. We’ve included tips on how to care for these favored botanicalsTo read more about this garden and its owners, read A Waterwise Cactus Garden.
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Typically a cactus garden requires a lot of sunlight, so if you have a shady back yard, this idea is for you. The plants are spread around the garden in locations where the sun will reach them.
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Planters are also a great way to start a cactus garden, especially when you do not have the space or the materials to make one on the ground. These plants can be positioned on top of a table, stool, or other raised garden ledge.
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Adding some western elements to your cactus garden can drive home that desert look. A wagon, a wooden well, or some worn pots. Anything distressed, unfinished and old fashioned can conjure images of the American west.
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Here we see a number of vibrant, colorful and visually interesting little cacti. It shows the range of patterns, colors and appeal that a cactus can have, and the different elements that they can bring to any home garden.
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I’ve wanted a cactus garden for a while; suddenly, inspiration hit.  I’ve got a roll of rustic wire fence, and a spot along the driveway that is begging for some unique and interesting ways of displaying cold hardy cacti.
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Feed sparingly. Some gardeners never feed succulents, but the occasional feed can improve their growth and looks considerably. With potted succulents especially, rain will leach out the nutrients in container mixes, and these need to be replaced. Use a cactus and succulent fertilizer — or a quarter to half the recommended amount of an all-purpose fertilizer — three to four times a year, but not during the succulent’s winter dormancy.
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Caring for Succulents and Cacti- A too-rich soil mix is trouble: blend half of the plant’s original soil with local dirt, compost, and perlite.- Good drainage is essential.- If using a fertilizer, look for cactus-specific varieties.- For propagation from cuttings, cut in late summer or early fall, wait until the section is well-hardened off, water well at planting, and then let it dry out.
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Sunken garden. This steeply terraced garden design makes good use of a tricky sunken space. Cactuses and succulents have a modern, sculptural look that works well in a city garden, and they’re very low-maintenance. Even if your garden gets only partial sun, there are plenty of succulents that can thrive there — just ask at your local nursery for suggestions.
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Example of an eclectic backyard patio design in San Francisco with a container garden and natural stone pavers — Houzz3. Recycled art garden. There is something untamed about cactuses that makes them feel right at home alongside funky upcycled art. In this eclectic urban yard, old signage, metal parts and junk shop finds have been creatively reimagined as seating, artwork and privacy screening. Potted cactuses and succulents fill in the patio with vibrant green life, and a leaning mirror makes the small space feel bigger. — Deborah K Transformational Design Concepts EmbedEmailQuestion
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Add a touch of whimsy. Playfully placed pots can create an interesting garden room or path. Here, instead of accentuating a space, they become the space.
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Accessorise outside – A few plant pots is all very well, but if you want to make your outdoor space a bit different, hunt out vintage signs, mirrors and picture frames to create a playful area that’s perfect for parties. You could even customise an old window frame or garden gate with mirrored panels and mount it on the wall.