Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

Succulent Plant Page
The Succulent Plant Page has a wealth of information on growing these interesting, delightful plants. This Web site has a separate page for sempervivum, peperomia, haworthia, and all manner of succulents and epiphytes. Plus, cactus recipes like grilled cactus pads! Best of all, the site can help answer questions about choosing and caring for the plants.


Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents
The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents, by Terry Hewitt, (DK Publishing, 1997; $20), is not an encyclopedia as many succulent books are. This is a book on growing cacti and succulents, with plenty of information on how to keep them healthy, how to propagate, and how to get the most from these unusual plants. It does have a plant catalog with lots of color pictures, and it also covers epiphytic cacti.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"