|Mr. Ripple, normally|
|Mr. Ripple - earlier this weekend|
Next up is xMangave 'kaleidoscope':
|This one recovered from a rough winter, and was starting to look good again...|
|...but closed up a lot this week, although no sunburn (yet!)|
|However, this was on the winner's table at the Huntington Cactus & Succulent show... wow!|
This poor Agave salmaina var. ferox 'Green Goblet' certainly warns against planting anything:
|how to minimize sun exposure...|
I learned a while ago that because our "full sun" is really full sun, that certain delicate agaves, especially any with variegation, really need to hide under something. Somehow, that's kept this agave pototarum 'Kissho Kan' alive for several years.
|hiding in the shade of an opuntia, which just laughs at the sun|
It's not even supposed to be winter hardy here, but don't tell it that. As long as it keeps surviving the cold and heat, i'm happy. Now, i'd like someone to explain why the heat isn't keeping the weeds from growing, but that's something different...