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Re: moving cactus

Glad you had a good trip.... sounds like a wonderful
tribute and garden.



--- pdickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I just got home from Santa Barbara.  I just had to
> reply to this one to tell 
> you that I got to see the huge new cactus garden at
> Lotus Land.  It is 
> fantastic with over 500 new plants and more than 300
> species.  I forgot the 
> man's name that donated it... but he was 97 years
> old when it was all moved 
> and completed.  He had collected for over 70 years. 
> He died not very long 
> after being at the dedication.  This is the part
> that I really wanted to 
> tell you Jim.  It costs over 450,000 to move and pay
> the new landscape.  It 
> is beautiful with huge basalt boulders and mulched
> with black slate.  When I 
> was there several of the cacti were blooming.  It
> was really beautiful.
> Tricia
> zone 6b
> (where I am so glad to be back home at my own
> garden)
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 5:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Inside Bon Vivant Nursery
> > RE packaging Opuntia... When we repot or
> transplant any of the spiny 
> > devils--and many are worst than Opuntia--we wrap
> them in newspaper 
> > [sections of a newspaper, many pages thick] tied
> in place with twine, then 
> > just pretend it's any other plant. It's easy once
> you get the hang of it, 
> > and it produces no damage to the plant or the
> person.
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