My passion for cacti and succulents that could thrive in a cold climate began 42 years ago when I traveled the Colorado Plateau and the Southwest desert as a minerals geologist, looking for uranium deposits. Cacti, yuccas,and agaves were commonly seen in my travels and I wondered what I could grow in Denver.
Today, I grow thousands of plants outdoors and in the lightly heated conservatory of my one acre microclimate - based succulent gardens . I have traveled the world to see what exotic cacti and succulents might be hardy in Patagonia, South Africa , and from European collections. I am an adventurous seed grower and utilize a wide network of other growers, nurseries and seed brokers, always expanding my search for new cold - tolerant succulents.