florida cactus gardening?
We just did a wholehouse rehab in southwest fl in a desert type them, stone accents , columns , etc on the outside , painted a tripoli color , doing stone and rock landscaping beds and was wondering if anyone did a whole landscaping theme in cactus, succulents, jade plants, desert rose, hens and chicks, etc.
our entire 60 house neighborhood is done in the traditional palm trees, tropical bushes, grasses and wanted to do something outstanding to accent the southwest stone work.
I need large full grown cactus and plantings, a local garden center says certain times of year they are readily available only to make sure the beds are raised, i was planning on raising the beds with boulders minimum 8-10" off ground level , stone and mixed soil base for excellent drainage.
appreciate any input, would hate to start this only to find many obstacles. I think it can be done as lakes parks in fort myers has a beautifull full grown cactus garden that volunteers take care of.