Very nice garden indeed. I really like the unique way it's set up and the variety of interesting plants. What's the tree/antler looking one to the right?
Thanks! It's Euphorbia tirucalli, a "pencil cactus" from Africa. I have 27 cuttings going so I'll be able to share it around next spring. It really oozes noxious, sticky latex sap when it's cut or damaged, though, so probably not suitable for house with small kids or curious pets.
Out of curiosity, do you grow any winter hardy succulents?
We have sedums, sempervivums and one hardy Euphorbia in the garden. I used to have an opuntia but the sidewalk plow took it out one year. I have another that bonfield gave me, from Kelowna, but I don't want to risk it outside. Last year we brought some really nice Zone 7 hybrid Euphorbias back from a trip to Vancouver Island. I mulched and wrapped them but they didn't make it through this winter.
Beautiful plants man! One cool thing about moving out to Victoria is that EVERYONE has semi hardy succulent because they're so easy to over winter. If you're ever looking for more let me know. I have friends that have huge collections of them.
If anyone wants opuntia, I'm going to have to remove some next year. It's gone from 5 small cuttings to filling a 4x8 garden in the last few years. And it's definitely winter hardy having survived 3 months of -25C or colder this winter.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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