A cactus garden in Minnesota?

One of the houses in my neighborhood has a gorgeous cacti and succulent garden outside.  It looks amazing and is definitely unique as compared to the other gardens in the area.  I’ve always wondered how to achieve something similar but the concept just seems to daring for a state with weather like Minneosta, which is possibly the largest contrast from the traditional southwest.

Today’s Star Tribune has an article to get me started.  With an increased interest in water conservation and low-maintenance gardening, the time is right for cactus plants and other succulents – even in Minnesota!