around the yard

chadec(N.C.7b)June 8, 2013

I dont visit here much, but since I have been reading through the post I figured I would share a few pics. I have been gardening for five yrs. My major interest are agaves and hardy palms.

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chadec(N.C.7b)

In the back yard

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:18AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

More back yard

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:21AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Old bed getting an addition

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:25AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Off of the carport

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:31AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

A shade garden

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:35AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Hope you enjoyed my garden. This last pic is my expansion in progress rock garden.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:42AM
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aquadragonfly(7b NC)

All very nice, I really like the large chunky agave. I want one of those but can't seem to find them in my area.
Beautiful yard!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 3:36PM
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LKZZ(7b)

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing...nice ideas for the sunny south.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 4:58PM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Aguadragonfly, the large agave is A. Ovatifolia. Very hardy and does very well in our wet winters. I have 4 of them because they are none suckering and beautiful. Two came from yuccado, 1 from PDN and one from Jeremy Spath on ebay.

LKZZ, thanks. By this time of the year everything is usually full and in bloom. But we are about a month behind this yr. Had several cacti in bloom but a busy work schedule caused me to miss em.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 6:15PM
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trianglejohn

I put in a cactus garden last year - making a raised bed of half topsoil, half gravel about a foot deep. Plants that had lived for years in pots were put in and within a month had doubled in size. Now a year later everything has quadrupled in size. It's amazing what good drainage will do!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 2:40PM
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butterfly4u

Chadec,
Absolutely gorgeous! You have done alot in 5 years.
I love every pic you posted!
Is your banana in a pot? Is it a musa busjo?
You did a wonderful job with your gardens.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 7:59PM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Thanks everyone for the comments.

John your right, everything is growing like crazy. My A. ovatifolia grew 2' in a yr from planting. All my succulents get planted in 100% gravel over a 50/50 mix like yours. Works great with all our heavy rains.

butterfly, only my ensetes are potted. I have musa basjoo, musa veluntina and musella lasiocarpa planted.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 10:58PM
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