A few shots around the garden...

Use this forum to discuss matters relating to Agave, Beschorneria, Furcraea, Hesperaloe, Hesperoyucca, Manfreda, Polianthes, Yucca and related species. This is where one posts unknown plant photos for ID help.

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#126  Postby Viegener » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:22 am

I love to do research!
User avatar
Viegener
Moderator
 
Posts: 792
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:34 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA 10a/Sunset z23

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#127  Postby Gee.S » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:57 pm

This little A. bovicornuta just caught my eye...

bovi 003.JPG
A. bovicornuta
bovi 003.JPG (85.51 KiB) Viewed 315 times
bovi 002.JPG
A. bovicornuta
bovi 002.JPG (107.07 KiB) Viewed 315 times
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#128  Postby Stone Jaguar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:54 pm

Very handsome. Perhaps contrast will improve with time. Another striking sp. that is underutilized in dry landscapes, IMO.
User avatar
Stone Jaguar
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:46 am
Location: SF Bay Area, California and Guatemala City, Guatemala

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#129  Postby Gee.S » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:44 pm

Mostly potted...

Potted 003.JPG
Potted 003.JPG (123.03 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 005.JPG
Potted 005.JPG (119.19 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 008.JPG
Potted 008.JPG (109.66 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 014.JPG
Potted 014.JPG (155.8 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 015.JPG
Potted 015.JPG (101.36 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 016.JPG
Potted 016.JPG (82.56 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 017.JPG
Potted 017.JPG (130.03 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Potted 020.JPG
Potted 020.JPG (118.02 KiB) Viewed 291 times
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#130  Postby Steph115 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Nice to see your potted collection, Gee! I dig your shade structure you mentioned on the other thread. Nice little home for your youngins.
User avatar
Steph115
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas | Zone 8a

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#131  Postby Gee.S » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:54 pm

Thanks, not much to look at, but it sure comes in handy during summer. Funny, doesn't look like much, but there at least 100 potted plants shown above.

Can you see S. pinguicula in 005.jpg? I checked a couple days ago, and it is now safely rooted in.
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#132  Postby Steph115 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:28 pm

I thought I might have seen it! Front-ish left? Awesome that it's already rooted. Did you pot it with some of the stilts exposed? It was growing with almost all of its roots below the soil in its previous pot. I've heard different things about whether or not the stilt roots will tolerate being buried. i figure they're probably fine either way in a good mix. I just love to see the little green roots take off :)
User avatar
Steph115
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas | Zone 8a

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#133  Postby Gee.S » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:44 pm

Good eye, right in front of S. arborescence! Never had a stilt-root before, so I don't know what I'm doing and planted it as if I might a non-stilt-root. My plan is to pull it out of that small container next Spring and into something large enough to accommodate some offsetting. That way, offsets can stilt as they see fit. I just figure it's probably a better idea when it's the plant's idea.
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#134  Postby Steph115 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:03 pm

Sounds like a good plan, especially with the larger container. I've seen several photos of S. pinguicula where their offsets are completely outside of the pot and reaching for soil that will never come.
User avatar
Steph115
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas | Zone 8a

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#135  Postby Gee.S » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:15 pm

Yikes! I'm thinking a fair-sized shallow container with a couple Sans and a couple Stapeliads would be nice. I have one little Stapeliad here that's actually a ground cover, so Sans can just push 'em out of the way. Just can't make it too large to move out of the cold as needed.
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#136  Postby Gee.S » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:53 pm

Every afternoon this same little finch sets up shop on my fountain and watches me in the house. Low fear little bird hangs in even when I go outside sometimes.

Cast 003.JPG
Cast 003.JPG (113.75 KiB) Viewed 227 times
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#137  Postby Steph115 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:42 am

Gee.S wrote:Yikes! I'm thinking a fair-sized shallow container with a couple Sans and a couple Stapeliads would be nice. I have one little Stapeliad here that's actually a ground cover, so Sans can just push 'em out of the way. Just can't make it too large to move out of the cold as needed.


That sounds like it will be super cool. What kind of Stapeliad is that?
User avatar
Steph115
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas | Zone 8a

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#138  Postby Gee.S » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:36 am

This, Huernia bayeri. I resurrected this little guy from two small dying pieces in a long neglected raised bed that had been trampled by javelina. Left to its own devices, it will spread to form a thick mat. I'm really pleased its back, but have been struggling with the notion of finding a home. This feels like the right idea.

Image
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#139  Postby Gee.S » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:06 pm

ocahui 004.JPG
A. ocahui
ocahui 004.JPG (211.08 KiB) Viewed 190 times
ocahui 006.JPG
A. ocahui²
ocahui 006.JPG (171.2 KiB) Viewed 190 times
ocahui 002.JPG
A. applanata 'Cream Spike'
ocahui 002.JPG (139.51 KiB) Viewed 190 times
Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
User avatar
Gee.S
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5390
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:42 pm
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#140  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:06 am

Late summer in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Attachments
IMG_1232.JPG
IMG_1232.JPG (117.03 KiB) Viewed 166 times
IMG_1234.JPG
IMG_1234.JPG (115.96 KiB) Viewed 166 times
IMG_1233.JPG
IMG_1233.JPG (138.84 KiB) Viewed 166 times
User avatar
Brooksphilly
Offset
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#141  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:13 am

More from Philly...
Attachments
IMG_1236.JPG
IMG_1236.JPG (122.82 KiB) Viewed 166 times
IMG_1237.JPG
IMG_1237.JPG (114.52 KiB) Viewed 166 times
IMG_1242.JPG
IMG_1242.JPG (114.94 KiB) Viewed 166 times
IMG_1240.JPG
IMG_1240.JPG (111.09 KiB) Viewed 166 times
IMG_1238.JPG
IMG_1238.JPG (136.06 KiB) Viewed 166 times
User avatar
Brooksphilly
Offset
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#142  Postby Steph115 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:24 am

Vieg - A. seemanniana ssp. pygmaea is certainly a beaut! Thanks for sharing the photo & the research.

Brooks, your blue cactus is among the bluest I've seen! And what a beautiful fat form! Is it pilosocereus pachycladus, or another type?
User avatar
Steph115
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas | Zone 8a

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#143  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:02 am

Steph, it's melocactus azureus I believe. It cam from a grower in Tucson in 2014. Has done well here, about doubled in size. I can't recall the name of her nursery--maybe spiney something???
User avatar
Brooksphilly
Offset
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#144  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:04 am

Sticky situation, that's it. I think the owner's name is Jana. Very kind and knowledgeable person.
User avatar
Brooksphilly
Offset
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#145  Postby Melt in the Sun » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:17 am

Brooks - what's the agave on the far left of your first picture?
User avatar
Melt in the Sun
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 909
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:41 pm
Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#146  Postby Azuleja » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:22 am

Everything looks great. I like the blue one with corks on its spines.
User avatar
Azuleja
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 1134
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:23 am
Location: CA | Zone 9a | Chaparral

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#147  Postby Brooksphilly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:58 am

Thanks, A. That's a zebra. Spines are gorgeous but vicious. Couldn't bring myself to trim them so the corks were a compromise. 😜 It's not very striped for me though. Probably I am not giving it the sun it needs to show markings. It seems to be the most xeric??? Of all the agaves I grow. Melt, that's a long spined variety of blue glow. here's a better pic of that one.
Attachments
IMG_0900.JPG
IMG_0900.JPG (101.08 KiB) Viewed 144 times
User avatar
Brooksphilly
Offset
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#148  Postby SC FM » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:59 am

Those are some amazing pictures of some amazing species and forms of Agave. The A. zebra is totally a show stopper! I have Utahnesis ahere in a pot that I keep on my porch in winter to keep it out of the rain. A horrida is nice! I wish I could grow A. guadalajarana here. Macraoantha is nice but can not grow in ground here. Actually i would grow any and all of these if I could. I do have several you show that live and do well here in the humid wet high rainfall Upstate SC.
SC FM
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:17 pm

Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#149  Postby Krisser » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:56 am

Wow, just WOW! :o

What a beautiful garden filled with all those agaves. You're living my agave-dream :lol: .

Most winters here are soaking wet combined with temperatures below zero degrees celsius (-10°C).

I will be putting this thread in my favorite bookmarks!
Follow your bliss.
Krisser
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:53 am
Location: Gistel, Belgium

Previous

Previous topic Next topic

Return to Agavaceae Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests