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Posted by chadec N.C.7b (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 8, 13 at 0:14

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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In the back yard


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More back yard


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Old bed getting an addition


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Off of the carport


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A shade garden


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


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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!


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


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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