Thank you for visiting my webpage! My hobby and passion over the past 30 plus years is studying and testing cold hardy cactus, succulents, and drought hardy perennials for use in the arid regions of the Intermountain West. Initially, my motivation was prompted by the lack of availability and knowledge of these kinds of plants at the local nurseries when attempting to convert my grass covered, water gobbling, landscape into a water wise xeric garden. It's truly amazing the diversity of plant life that has adapted to hot,cold, arid conditions to which are almost unheard of in the public realm outside of the traditional boundries of the Desert Southwest. It is my goal to help educate the public at large the true potential and real beauty of cold desert xeric landscaping as well as make available those plants through garden cultivated seedlings, cuttings or seeds which I've tested and succeeded with over the years. Much of this is still a work in progress and I wish to thank everyone for their support and incredibly positive feedback.
My private nursery is an on-line business only, so in person visits are by appointment only. Call, text, or email me ( best ) to schedule your appointment in advance.
Thanks again for visiting!
Geoscape Desert Nursery
Cold hardy cactus, succulents, and perennials for the rock gardening enthusiast.
1962 North Sparkling Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
( 208 ) - 884-1251
6/6 - Home Page updated with added "Website Updates" & "Picture of the Week" features.
6/6 - Cylindropuntia imbricata GS105.7 now back in stock as newly rooted cuttings. See Cactus Page 1
6/6 - Three new listings on Cactus Page 2: Echinocereus coccineus var. rosei GS108.4.2, Escobaria albicolumnaria GS113, & Escobaria missouriensis var. caespitosa GS113.7.1
6/7 - Seasonal price increases for selected prickly pears ( Opuntia ) to account for new years growth. Many rooted cuttings now twice to three times the size of original cutting alone.
Picture of the week:
Desert dinosaurs! Well, not really, but the horned lizard certainly reminds us of our planets distant past when we see them in person. Their ability to exist in dry, hot conditions demand extreme adaptations. Most are quite small, at 4 to 6 inches, and will fit comfortably into the palm of your hand. Without water in most situations, they obtain their water from the insects ( mainly ants ) that they eat.