Saying Goodbye to Our Land Park Cactus Garden

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My husband is not a guy who likes change. As we get older and more set in our ways, change is difficult for many people. Then there are the people who like changes simply because it shakes up things, makes life different, offers variety, a chance to explore, learn, grow. And you can bet which direction I lean, LOL.

So you can imagine the shock my husband lives with day after day, never knowing when I might pronounce the death of something and the arrival of something new. Hopefully this new thing will make our lives better by increasing the amount of time we can walk by the cactus garden and not feel guilty that we have not weeded, pruned nor babied our creation.

Ignored, the cactus garden over 10 years grew into massive proportions. Succulents reaching over the concrete. Cacti growing into each other. A stickly, prickly mess. We tried hiring guys to thin it out, but they never did a good job, and you know what, plants keep right on growing!

You can read more in my personal blog today and view more photographs at this link: The End of our Cactus Garden in Land Park.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, I know it's a lot of work to make it look like the way you did in the last picture on your post. It looked absolutely beautiful though.  You're right, grass is much easier. 

Oct 01, 2018 11:50 AM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, LOL I can see Adam not enjoying change, but he has lived with you long enough, he should expect it!   Looks great.

Oct 02, 2018 11:08 AM #2
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

The City of Minot has succulent gardens but they pull the plants every Fall and plant them again in the Spring. That would be one way to keep the garden looking good year after year Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents .

Oct 02, 2018 11:42 AM #3
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