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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 18, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9128963

and now this bed is filling up and the flowers are blooming. There are so many blooms in all the beds, some from plants for the first time, that I can hardly keep up with them in taking photos. Will post them hopefully soon. Xuling

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Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 18, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9129101

Looks really nice!
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
1:14 AM

Post #9129204

Beautiful collection!
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 27, 2012
11:44 PM

Post #9184284

Beautiful! I have all this new space to fill and this is inspiring. I love the round symmetrical agaves!
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #9185518

Thanks for all the nice comments. Somehow it all just fell into place on its own. I mean that I did the back breaking work but the plants told me what to order and then where to place them. xuling

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NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9186733

I love the circle forms in your garden, X!

GermanStar

GermanStar
Fountain Hills, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9186738

xuling wrote:and now this bed is filling up and the flowers are blooming. There are so many blooms in all the beds, some from plants for the first time, that I can hardly keep up with them in taking photos. Will post them hopefully soon. Xuling


Was the A. 'Kissho Kan' in that bed last winter, and if so, did you do anything special to nurse it through? I recall you had a pretty bad time last winter.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9186967

Yes it has been there several years as well as the A. potatorum Kichiokan Marginata and A. Tradewinds, outside exposed to the rain. The only thing that I do for the outdoor plants (I have no indoor plants, but do have a few potted plants which I move to the front porch during winter) is try to protect them from extreme cold weather. I have a large bedspread, bath sheets and many burlap blankets (which were burlap coffee bags I got empty, opened them up and then had them sewn into large blankets). What ever rain they get then they live or die by it. I can do nothing to protect them from the rain, or at least I refuse to do so. I lose a couple of big box purchases every year, but the nursery and on-line nursery plants survive very heartily. Xuling

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cactusloverlady
Menasha, WI

July 2, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9189896

Looks great! how nice to be able to keep them out all year round. cll
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9209272

BEAUTIFUL!

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