Sunday, June 8, 2014

Planting Plants

It's been Agave planting time.  At the top of my backyard path, I placed a White Striped Century Plant (Agave americana var. medio-picta f. alba) into a pot to become the vocal point and add a splash of brightness there.

In the middle level of my Three Tiers Bed, I added three Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' to repeat the colors found in the recently planted Yucca 'Color Guard' (Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard').  This combination replaces the Agaves and Dyckias I lost to last winter's late hard freeze.

On the lowest level of Three Tiers, I replaced another Agave freeze victim with Agave 'Cream Spike'.

I also added some more Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red' to the same bed as before - so that should complete the front of that bed.


  1. Beautiful selections. You are right about medio-picta lighting up a spot in the garden. So sorry you lost plants. I was wondering about putting a dyckia int he ground but now I am not too sure. I think I will still to the tried and true.

    1. Strangely, my front yard Cherry Coke Dyckias got hammered, but my backyard one suffered no damage at all (that one had inspired me to be brave enough to try 'em out front!). I guess micro-climates make all the difference.