agaves love company

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At least I think they do, because I’m forcing them to get along. It might be closer to the truth to admit that it’s me that loves the company of agaves.

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Because if that’s love Mr. Ripple is showing the little powdery blue A. potatorum, it’s his own unique brand of tough love. I had to trim a bit of Mr. Ripple recently to allow the others some breathing room. In the background, that’s Agave schidigera giving Mr. Ripple a wide berth.

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Newly planted Agave parrasana ‘Fireball’ in the land of rosettes that is the front garden, surrounded by Echeveria agavoides.
I wish I noticed that pup peeking out before I planted it. Supposedly, this agave remains solitary, without offsetting.

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I hadn’t planted any new agaves in the front garden for some time. Honestly, I suspected I was overdoing it a bit. Thank goodness I’ve come to my senses.

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4 Responses to agaves love company

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Don’t be silly, one can never have too many agaves! Yours sure look happy and healthy!

  2. Denise says:

    Peter, I know, who am I kidding? Plus I needed the empty pots for the plant sales this spring 😉

  3. Yours is the first Agave parrasana ‘Fireball’ I’ve seen in the ground. It looks great. I was tempted to buy one last fall; now I wish I had.

  4. Denise says:

    Gerhard, if I see one this spring I’m getting another — looks so good in a container.

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