A few shots around the garden...

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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#101  Postby Viegener » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:30 am

A. seemannniana ssp. pygmae is one of my favorites. The offsets I have from you have offsets of their own. It seems like one of the toughest ones around & the color is always nice.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#102  Postby Azuleja » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:39 am

Yours is very toothy compared to mine but maybe they'll get better with age. Glad to hear they can be tough. Mine have struggled with cold damage and sunburn. I agree, the color is really pretty.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#103  Postby Gee.S » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 am

Mama pygmae has also burned a bit now and then, but my experience suggests Agaves of this color tend to take sun extremely well, so I thought I'd maximize its opportunity to adapt by planting it out off season, and so far, so good. Fingers crossed, the really tough weather is still to come.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#104  Postby Gee.S » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:30 pm

Here are some shots of Agaves doing well this summer, that had previously struggled due to neglect.

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Unknown Agave acquired from abborean. No idea what it is, but it's definitely perking up. Gorgeous color!
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A. nayaritensis -- this is a soft-leaved, delicate tropical Agave
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A. turneri, finally starting to come into its own
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This is an odd form of A. asperrima, completely and utterly green. Even Greg had commented that he had never seen its like. I have a couple 1-gal sized offsets available.
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A. asperrima, looking rather stately at 5' across
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And one of the aforementioned A. asperrima offsets
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#105  Postby Viegener » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:35 pm

Love the turneri in particular. Mine was done in by the winter rains & it's on my no-grow list for now.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#106  Postby Gee.S » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:36 pm

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Just about the most boldly marked A. nickelsiae I've seen...
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A. pelona
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A. ocahui
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More A. ocahui
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A. victoriae-reginae
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A. americana ssp. protoamericana -- might be time to weed this guy
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#107  Postby Azuleja » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:12 pm

I always enjoy seeing your landscape plants. I don't envy you the task of cleaning up that protoamericana, but it will look beautiful if you do.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#108  Postby Gee.S » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:41 pm

Done. I managed to save one fair-sized offset (the one peeking out from the left rear). Since you were admiring the plant Azul, it is yours for the asking.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#109  Postby Azuleja » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:49 pm

Ah, I'm a sucker for urn shaped agaves. Does it offset as aggressively as normal A. americana?
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#110  Postby Gee.S » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:01 pm

It offsets very lightly, and is no more than half the size of normal americana. There were four offsets all told, about one per year since I've had it. Problem was I had let one get too large.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#111  Postby Azuleja » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:02 pm

I'm so in!
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#112  Postby Gee.S » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:04 pm

PM me your shipping address again? I know it's here somewhere, but....
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#113  Postby Neli » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:20 pm

I dont think Posts like this should be allowed. I am not going to sleep tonight and dream about your agaves, if I sleep at all. And you will be responsible for that he he he!
Jokes aside, I love your agaves and they are so inspiring.
I see you have a gypsophila. and I have some babies I bought without a name. Some one told me they are gypsophila on FB. I hope I am not hijacking your thread. May I ask if this is Gypsophila?
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#114  Postby Viegener » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:22 pm

Looks like my small A. gypsophila
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#115  Postby Neli » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:08 am

Viegener wrote:Looks like my small A. gypsophila

Thank you!
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#116  Postby Brooksphilly » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:02 am

G, I don't think I have seen a nickelsiae that gorgeous even in botanical gardens (and I have been to many). Would even be pressed to find a doctored up internet image as nice as yours. Simply stunning.

You also have me interested in learning more about protoamericana. Everyone always suggests Americana as something that would do ok in our winters (if potted), but they just get so dang big. Maybe protoamericana kept underpotted might be an option.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#117  Postby KLC » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:29 am

Your green A. asperrima is nice. I have something similar if not the same.

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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#118  Postby Gee.S » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:40 am

^ Yes, that really does look a lot like it. Not a sun-worshiping version of asperrima...
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#119  Postby Stan » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:28 pm

I had my maddock ready to remove Tequila pups. Turned out,they remove by hand easy and with more roots,no damage. I potted them up.
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#120  Postby Spination » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Had no idea what that was. Finally found out there's something called a mattock, which is something similar to a pick axe...

Haha, thought it was something like an angry doctor... :lol:
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#121  Postby Gee.S » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:44 pm

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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#122  Postby Brooksphilly » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:52 am

"A. seemannniana ssp. pygmae is one of my favorites. The offsets I have from you have offsets of their own. It seems like one of the toughest ones around & the color is always nice."

This looks a lot like what I have seen called pygmaea dragon toes. Different or same?
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#123  Postby Agavemonger » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:21 am

Agave pygmaea is quite variable in seed-grown batches. The cultivar 'Dragon Toes' falls right about in the middle of that variability. Not necessarily the best of all possible clones, but certainly not the worst, either.

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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#124  Postby Viegener » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:27 pm

This is one of my favorite agaves. Mine is from Gees & as Brooksphilly says, it's tough and has a beautiful, consistent bluish coloring.

"Agave seemanniana is rather variable, resulting in its redescription under several names. A. pygmae Gentry (the spelling later corrected by Ullrich) is one of those, though Gentry acknowledged its close relationship to A. seemanniana and recognized that it might merely be a depauperate form, a consequence of its arid, limestone habitat. Nevertheless he cited floral differences as well as its caespitose nature to distinguish it from A. seemanniana. As the name implies, the rosettes of A. pygmae are small, to only 1 foot across at most, and are composed of glaucous or gray-green leaves that are usually quite flat and conspicuously narrowed at the base. The range of A. seemanniana overlaps that of Opuntia decumbens (ISI 2009-7) but extends only as far south as northern Nicaragua. The subspecies pygmaea, on the other hand, is known only from the type locality: about 20 mi north of the Guatemalan border, along the road to Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico."

ISI 2009-11. Agave seemanniana ssp pygmaea (Gentry) Ullrich
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Re: A few shots around the garden...

Post Number:#125  Postby Brooksphilly » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:54 pm

Thanks, V. You are quite excellent with the research. Thanks for taking the time to find this and post it.
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