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.
In the back yard
More back yard
Old bed getting an addition
Off of the carport
A shade garden
Hope you enjoyed my garden. This last pic is my expansion in progress rock garden.
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. Thanks for sharing...nice ideas for the sunny south.
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.
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!
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.
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.