A few shots around the garden...

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Re: A few shots around the garden...

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

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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...

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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.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

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

Mostly potted...

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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.
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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.
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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 :)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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?
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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.

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Re: A few shots around the garden...

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

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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.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

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

More from Philly...
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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?
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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???
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#147  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.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#148  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!
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#149  Postby Gee.S » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:33 pm

A few fresh pics, mostly potted Agaves...

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A. mitis, what a mess...
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#150  Postby Bananaguy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:30 am

I enjoyed the photos of your garden and the agaves are awesome. Am I the only one that saw the turtiose?
Can we some pics of all your cacti too..
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