You would not need his house number to find his place, because if you drive down the correct street, you'll know which house...
Fine examples of sculptural cacti in his back yard, along with numerous succulents in various stages...talk about a "yard sale".
Jean buys, sells, and trades cactus and agaves out of his yard in San Antonio. This is Jean with agaves and cactus he has for sale, he gets inquiries from all over the country. He gets pretty wound up when talking about his "babies"...
There are some amazing plants back here
The cacti are listening...beautiful specimens abound
Jean's yard is creative and fun. Have a seat, that cushion is spineless! Don't miss the cute burro planter.
Tiny lantern lights on a metal rail -- nice touch.
Plenty of whimsey mixed in with the plants. We had fun guessing what we see in the cactus on this chair.
Someone threw out these steel culvert pipes -- now they have been recycled into planters...
Wire coat hangers wired together as a hanger for windchimes. Try saying that fast three times.
I've seen plenty of succulent wreaths, but none quite like this one
Jean made these chairs from bicycle rims. Haven't tried to sit in them, but they sure look cool.
He also recently acquired a vintage letterpress machine, but that's a post for another time.
If you are interested in a specific cactus, he will snip it off for you if he doesn't have one rooted already. This is Opuntia robusta he's snipping. I don't plan on trying this at home without gloves.
No barefoot gardening in this yard! This is Opuntia humifosa, a hardy and spiky groundcover plant native to Texas. Very unique, and one of several plants I had never seen anywhere else.
This splendid A. splendida was posted on Craigslist, now it's mine.
The A. splendida produces numerous offsets and will eventually look like this one in Jean's yard.
Of course we can't buy just one plant when we visit Jean. Here's the collection piling up on the table. We weren't done yet though.
We added a desert Christmas cactus (Opuntia leptocaulis) like this one he has in bloom...gorgeous!
and Cinnamon Bunny Ears (Opuntia microdasys), we didn't have this color yet
Back at our house, here are the great cuttings and plants posing in their new home. I am adding green agaves to the mostly silver one I already have.
Jean sells on Craigslist and ebay, and lists his trades on several cactus forums. He's a cool guy who really enjoys this art form and is great to deal with. He also ships his plants to customers. You can email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.