Wednesday, 25 April 2012
april showers bring ... agave updates?
I was recently so inspired by Danger Garden's April Agave Update that I thought I would bring you one from my neck of the woods. So far April has been much kinder to me than March. With significantly less rain and the promise of summer just around the corner I really can't complain - much. It's kind of crazy to think that last summer I planted my first agaves! Truth be told, it has become a wonderfully bad habit of mine. I can only hope to have a collection like that of danger garden.
Here are some of my rather drenched agaves ( I can't wait for summertime and evening agave shadows!!!)
Agave parryi var. parryi
Agave Ovatifolia "frosty blue" - not looking all that blue in the rain. This agave overwintered really great for me. I had to do some minor agave surgery and remove an arm.
Agave Parryi Huachucensis - most recent addition!
Another Agave Ovatifolia "frost blue" planted last fall. This one still needs agave arm amputation. Otherwise it seems to have made it through winter just fine.
This is the first agave I ever planted and I don't have a definite ID. There was speculation at Parryi or Ovatifolia. It has a much deeper green than my other agaves and overwintered without any blemish.
This agave Cornelius came into the house during are cold spells but has spent most of the year outside. It has exploded with growth in the last weeks.
And for good measure ... palms, agaves and yuccas!!!!
What agaves should I plant this year? That is the million dollar question so to speak.
Happy agave growing everyone!