By this time of year, you know whether you have a green thumb or not. Still plucking juicy red tomatoes off the vine? Getting your fall beds ready? Everything still looking robust and non-bug-eaten out in the garden? Or, failing that, does everything at least still show some sign of life? If the answer to most of these questions is “no” you may be more well suited to gardening that decidedly less-killable genre of plant: the cactus. And its extended family, the succulents.
The Cylburn Arboretum can make you swoon and marvel at what’s grown there. But what they make look easy takes years of dedication and careful primping. So if you’re determined to keep some living greenish friends in your life (and in your home) but need to rest assured that they’ll be self sufficient when you jet-set for the weekend (or week, or er.. month), then cacti are who you want. And who better to bring us the marvelous world of cacti and succulents then the Cactus and Succulent Society of Maryland themselves. On Sunday, you can check out all they have to offer at the big cactus and succulent sale, hosted by the eponymous society. Pick up some new house plants that know how to take after themselves, just make sure you don’t get pricked.
The Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale takes place at the Cylburn Arboretum in Druid Hill Park on Sunday, September 28th from 10am-3pm. For more information, visit www.cylburn.org.
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