Make Your Own Frost Cloth

I have a few outdoor cactus and agaves that require some protection in the winter, and I have used a variety of covers for them: five-gallon buckets turned upside down, the heavy-duty cardboard boxes that milk jugs are shipped in, used afghans and throws bought at the...

The 2018 TACSS Fall Seminar in Dallas

The Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies held its annual fall seminar at the Dallas Arboretum this year. Chilly and rainy outside, but warm and interesting inside. TACSS is composed of member associations throughout the state. Members from these...

Rob Wallace and Adaptations of Succulent Plants

The second presentation I want to share with you from the Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference comes from Rob Wallace, a botanist and biology professor at Iowa State University. The title of his talk, “Ecological, Anatomical, and Physiological Adaptations of...

Tracy Vymola and her Love of Adeniums

I promised to give a rundown on the instructive sessions from the Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference after we looked at the ones that shared their travels to exotic lands. I enjoyed those sessions, but thought I could also share  some of the things I...