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Old 02-20-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Viveros, greenhouses, places for plants?

Hi guys, where do you go for your plants, trees, greens, etc? I know Pueblo Sacbe has plenty o' naturally occuring flaura y fauna, but any ideas on a good Vivero place around Playa?
Also, somebody let me know if this thread belongs elsewhere.
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I'm not a gardener myself but Rick has been doing a lot of gardening lately. He's bought some plants at a vivero just south of Centro Maya shopping center, south of Playa, on the west side off the highway. We also picked up some plants at a short-term sale last week in the Mega parking lot, but it was their last day there. There are several along the highway, so I would suggest stopping at all of them to see which one suits your needs and pocketbook the best!

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My favourite is Los Pinos, drive north, turn back toward playa at the coca cola building, and it's on your right. Many beautiful plants
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okay..for all of you locals who do any landscaping

...is there a such a thing as decorative mulch around here?
I've got some nice plantings but need to mulch the plants and fill in the vast bare areas.
Back home it may be ground pine bark, or pine needles, or cocoa shells, or mushroom mix. I need something to dress up the area and to hold the moisture in where i've planted.

If so.....where? thanks

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Babaloo, could you do some pea gravel or crushed shells? That's what I use in Colorado in my cactus garden and it reflects the heat but holds the moisture. I think I will use the same in Mexico...I'm just not too excited about dragging a 40lb bag of rocks to and from the car! I found a place in Tulum that has pea gravel, but they only sell it in HUGE quatities.
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Babaloo, could you do some pea gravel or crushed shells? That's what I use in Colorado in my cactus garden and it reflects the heat but holds the moisture. I think I will use the same in Mexico...I'm just not too excited about dragging a 40lb bag of rocks to and from the car! I found a place in Tulum that has pea gravel, but they only sell it in HUGE quatities.
thanks...but i have a lot of small and large gravel around. I'm looking for something a bit more "organic" (as if stone isn't)
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I know what you mean. Rock just doesn't have the nice constrast with the foliage. I have a neighbor who went to the landscape guys at Xel-Ha and asked them for their bags of fallen leaves which they rake up in huge piles every day. She crunched those up and used them...maybe that would work?
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You can get wood shavings in bags at the Montebello lumber yard on the east side of the highway. That will work but you may want to add some nutrients with it as it will rob nitrogen from the soil as it decomposes. Mega has "abono de borrego"- sheep shit, in bags. That would probably work mixed with the planer chips.
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