Texas Gardening forum: Cactus Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 9, 2011 10:19 AM CST

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A few photos of the cactus garden at Zilker I used for our garden club newsletter this month. Our club will meet next week, together with the Cactus and Succulent Society, for our November mtg. Our club supplies the food and they supply the door prizes and speaker.

Dallas photographer, Irwin Lightstone, is coming to give a presentation on taking photos of flowers and plants. (Boy, do I need that!).
http://radiantimagesphotography.net His macro pics are spectacular.

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 9, 2011 6:23 PM CST
Timely post. I was thinking I could use a better camera and tips on taking pictures of flowers. Maybe we can get him for my garden club meeting. Let me know how the presentation goes.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 9, 2011 9:50 PM CST

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Have you looked at his website?
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 9, 2011 10:24 PM CST
I just did...it looks like an other planet. Wonderful!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 10, 2011 4:20 AM CST
Thanks for posting these, I have referenced this post in the Cactus and Tender Succulent Forum (and please everyone here interested in these plants, why not come join us!)
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 10, 2011 8:06 PM CST

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Hetty, glad to see you posting. I'll be over to your new forum when I start moving some cactus into my front bed this winter. I don't want it to look like the desert, tho. We lived in the Tucson desert and I had a cactus garden there. Tender succulents have to be protected here. We get rain and then it freezes and thaws, and the succulents implode! We're expecting a light freeze tonight.

The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society designed and planted that cactus garden at Zilker, and they maintain it. Our garden club, The Garden Club of Austin, designed and planted the fern beds at Zilker. We just received a grant of over $13,000. to extend the fern beds from the city. The grant money came from the music festivals that are held on the park grounds.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 11, 2011 6:36 PM CST
Wow! I bet that will be fun to plan !! Hurray! !
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 11, 2011 9:23 PM CST

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I agree

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