Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snowing at Beech Street Gardens................

Took this picture at 3pm, snowing like crazy. Weather report says it will be gone by tonight. Thought I should take the picture now before it gets much darker. It is very pretty, I will take a few pictures of plants if it lets up a little. Hopefully it will not end up like last year..... 19+ inches.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Twin Agave Shira ito no Ohi

Cute as cute can be................Bought this pair of Agaves and hopefully I can separate them. I have not looked at the root system closely yet to see if they are one plant or two separate plants. If they are one that will be okay. These plants are about 1 1/2" wide each, very small. Pick this plant up if you find one, plan on spending a little extra cash for this variety. All your gardening friends will truly be jealous!

USDA hardiness zone 9 to zone 10.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas 2008

I found another picture of the holiday snow & ice storm from Christmas 2008. This is an Agave parryi planted out in a container and lives outside in the gardens. This plant is five years old, about 18" across, survived the snow & ice just fine. A wonderful plant for a drought tolerant garden, even better in a container. If you have the opportunity to purchase one, it is a dollar well spent.
Agave parryi is a USDA hardiness zone 5 to zone 11.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

One year ago today..............

This is a picture of one the Opuntias out in the front garden after Portland had the big snow and ice storm this time last year. I find these plants amazing, no problem with the weather.

I will have rooted pads of these plants for sale this spring, if anyone is interested drop me a line.