How to make a cactus garden– without hurting your fingers!

Learn lots of great tips– including how to handle cactus without getting the thorns in your fingers– in the great video above.

Bob Bracikowski of Opportunities Unlimited demonstrates how to make a cactus and succulent garden. He covers plant selection, design and decorative touches and gives lots of great tips along the way.

You can learn how to make other planters and arrangements with Bracikowski during hands-on seminars for the public at the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads), Wheatfield. The seminars provide complete step-by-step instructions as well as materials. No experience is necessary. The dates, topics and fees are listed below.

  • Tropical Planter: Thursday, August 16.Fill that summer void for your home or office when you create a tropical assortment of house plants. Cost is $25. RSVP by August 13.
  • Dried Fall Arrangement: Thursday, September 6. Enjoy the beauties of the upcoming season by creating a unique arrangement of dried flowers. Cost is $25. RSVP by August 28.
  • Pumpkin Flower Arrangement: Thursday, October 25. Bring home a fresh pumpkin filled with dried and fresh flowers. Cost is $25. RSVP by Oct. 16.
  • Fresh Table Top Tree: Thursday, December 13. Enjoy the beauties of the holiday season by creating a unique table top tree with fresh greens and holiday trim. Cost is $30. RSVP by Dec. 3.

Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards in addition to checks are now accepted. Respond to Bob Bracikowski at 504-2617, extension 244.

Sales, classes and events support progressive programs for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities at the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a full-service horticulture therapy, retail and vocational training program.

Check out the video above to learn how to make your own succulent and cactus garden.

11 Comments on “How to make a cactus garden– without hurting your fingers!

  1. Good video with great tips on arranging the plants. Please consider a video on re-planting orchards. Thanks.

  2. So glad you interviewed Bob and he did a demo for your readers. He is a great teacher, very talented and creative. Bob runs a great program for the kids too. I would highly recommend that your readers support his program.

  3. i have watched your video above. i wonder the name of you said in the 6. minutes, you are saying “this is small lu….” in fact i couldn’t understand the name of that flower. if you can write its name exactly i will be happy. thank you ver much

  4. no. i know echeveria. in the video, between 6.00 and 6.18 minutes, he is putting that flower behind the plate.

  5. I’m glad I could help you out. Sorry it took me two tries. I was going to say crown of thorns the first time, but to me, echeveria is the difficult word so I thought that must have been the name you missed.

  6. i have searched on net by writing crown of thorns and i have found it directly. on the net it is writing “The Crown of Thorns is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)”. thank you again.

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