Marcia Tatroe Cacti and Succulent Presentations
October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Ridgway Visitor Center
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Marcia Tatroe Presents: Rockin' with Cacti and Succulents & Going Beyond Alpines – Expanding Your Plant Palette

Rockin’ with Cacti and Succulents
If you want to succeed with a collection of cold hardy cacti and succulents, a rock garden is the ideal environment. Raised beds allow you to provide soil that is compatible to the plant’s needs. Rocks help protect against weather extremes, while moderating temperature fluctuations enough to increase hardiness by a zone or two. This presentation considers stone selection, the basics of construction and tricks that rock gardeners use that will make your garden work for you.

Going Beyond Alpines – Expanding Your Plant Palette 
Years ago I gave up trying to grow actual alpines and switched over most of my rock gardens to dryland plants. The reason? Dryland plants survived – alpines didn’t. Alpine plants can be notoriously difficult to please outside of their high mountain environs. This talk looks at growing easier-to-please alternatives adapted to any climate.

Hosted by the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society and the Gateway Rock Garden Society


Included with Garden admission