X is for Xerophytes

A xerophyte or xerophytic organism (xero meaning dry, phyte meaning plant) is a plant which is able to survive in an environment with little available water or moisture, usually in environments where potential evapotranspiration exceeds precipitation for all or part of the growing season. Plants like the cacti and other succulents are typically found in deserts where low rainfall amounts are the norm. So, let me show you:
Kaktusplanteringen Norrköping

Kaktusgruppen
I’m very proud to present our kaktus planting in Carl Johans park in my town Norrköping. This planting has been a recurring tradition from 1926. It  is Sweden’s oldest motive group and have new designs each year. It consists of 25 000 plants planted out in May to be inaugurated in June.
Tourists travel from all over Europe to see them. During the winter resting plants indoors in the municipality’s greenhouse on Sylten. Cactus are derived from a donation of builder Anders Carlsson 1910.

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  1. Da lærte jeg noe nytt idag også. En vakker park, men jeg går ut fra at man ikke bør gå for nær plantene? 🙂

  2. I would never expect to see cacti growing in Norway! I used xeriscape last time around, including some cacti, too. Here in the US where low rainfall can be a problem, not just in the desert, gardeners are looking more towards these xerophytes to help create a beautiful garden without using up valuable water resources. Thanks for an excellent post!

  3. Wow 25,000 plants, amazing design. I love how gardeners grow plants they like no matter what the climate.

  4. Now, there’s an unusual ‘X’! And I bet that cactus planting looks stunning when they flower. No wonder people come from miles to see it. 🙂

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