Great Cacti for Southwestern Desert Landscapes

Landscaping in the desert Southwest can be a challenge if you are not familiar with the conditions and/or the plants that survive here. If you have ever hiked in the desert around Tucson, you will notice that cacti grow alongside trees, shrubs, and perennials resulting in a “complete” landscape. Greg is not terribly fond of using only cacti in a sterile looking cactus garden but utilizing them as part of the total package. Greg will discuss and show pictures of some cacti that are tough, reliable performers here in the desert Southwest and that play nicely with “leafy” plants for that natural landscape. He will touch on planting techniques and subsequent care of these beauties. Learn which ones will add color to your landscape, whether with seasonal flowers or colorful spines, or even both, cacti can be used as the backbone of a xeriscape.

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Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.

20% TBG Member discount

Date: 10/07/2020

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Price: $45

Class availability limitations: None


Greg Starr

Greg Starr

Author, speaker, and agave fanatic Greg Starr owns Starr Nursery, a mail order nursery specializing in cactus and succulents and especially Agaves. Starr is the author of Cool Plants for Hot Gardens and Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers.