The land of Agave parryi

GeeS 9bDecember 14, 2013

Lots of habitat shots feature mountains, pine forest, snow, Yucca baccata, Dasylirion wheeleri, a few assorted cacti, and of course the star of our show. Yes folks, this is an Arizona native.

Here is a link that might be useful: Agave Wonderland

This post was edited by GermanStar on Sat, Dec 14, 13 at 21:59

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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Wow, so great to see! Thanks for taking the time/effort to post and share them. So fun! I know so many of the agaves that thrive in the low desert are from slightly higher up--these pics are awesome! Every time I drive up and over past Globe etc I get envious of all of the agaves, desert spoon, etc on the hills. Thanks for the eye candy, keep it coming! Happy gardening, and happy photographing!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 5:06PM
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GeeS 9b

Thanks Grant, that was what I call a fun morning! Of course, the only reason any Agaves thrive in the low desert is that we supply them with water, shade or both. With very few exceptions, Agaves are denizens of altitude, as you suggest. Interesting how rare A. chrysantha is in the trade, yet they exist in AZ in untold numbers. Tough to figure that one...

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 6:20PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Yup, so true isn't it? I do love agaves, although I hate seeing them planted in absolute hot full sun without even occasional water. Mine are in full hot sun, but I DO splash them with water every couple of weeks. Same with golden barrel cacti, they need SOME extra water to look decent, LOL. Thanks again for the pics, so nice! Happy gardening!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 7:54PM
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GeeS 9b

More habitat shots feature A. toumeyana, A. chrysantha, and some fabulous cacti! This trip was my xmas present to myself.

Here is a link that might be useful: Agave Wonderland II

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 6:44PM
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nick_2013(9a-9b)

GS, thanks for sharing these photos, greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 10:00PM
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