On A Misty May Morning

Heavy mist, almost a full-blown drizzle. This has been one long, cool spring, with rain forecast for the weekend. Unheard of for May!

Carex and Echevaria nodulosa


Agave impressa, brought home from the Huntington Botanic Garden’s plant sale over the weekend, estimated size about a foot, planted in a very crowded front garden. Blades of the blue-eyed grass, sisyrinchium, lean over to make their acquaintance.


Flower-budded wands of Lespedeza ‘Gibraltar’ aching over a leucadendron.


Agave ‘Mr. Ripple’ under siege from lespedeza, brings to mind Rudyard Kipling’s poem: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…” Agaves are always perfectly composed.


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5 Responses to On A Misty May Morning

  1. Well now. You have given me two new agaves to lust after AND…you got to go to the Huntington’s plant sale!!!!!!! I am so jealous.

    As for your weather…would it be wrong for me to say I’m glad to hear we Portlanders aren’t the only ones suffering through a cool wet May? It’s abnormal even for us!

  2. Denise says:

    You call this suffering? And the Huntington’s cactus and succulent sale is June 26, which I have to miss since I’ll be out of town. I’ve only ever gone to the general plant sale. Might be worth becoming a member just to get into the preview day for the C&S sale…

  3. Kathy Stoner says:

    You will for sure be out of town ! And logistical considerations are being pondered as we speak to include the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Have you been ?

  4. Denise says:

    Can’t wait to meet up, Kathy. Don’t think I’ve ever been to the Bancroft garden, the one in Walnut Creek, right?

  5. Kathy Stoner says:

    Yes Denise, I had it off the radar trying to avoid too much driving, but what the hell, this is California and thats what we do , right ? I think some of the Agave-philes will enjoy it alot, and they have an art installation as well. Think we’ll do it Friday morning.

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