Saturday, September 29, 2012

Profile plant "Yucca faxoniana"

This yucca is bold!  The big green long leaves are striking and for a cold hardy yucca it is hard to ignore.  They are not as cold hardy as most of the other yuccas I grow, but if I can grow one to a mature size I will have a real show piece.   

I have covered this yucca most of it's life, and every year the tips have died back, it wont be long before it grows to big for a cover.  Only time will tell how hardy it is.

This year I bought one from HighCountryGardens, Zone 5? I hope so. 

 Seed grown and planted last year, and covered.

Seed grown and planted last year.   

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Some cactus, some cars.

Echinocactus polycephalus
Needs to be kept dry in the winter. 

Echinocereus triglochidiatus inermis

Coryphantha vivipara
Good juicy fruit! 

Echinocereus mojavensis

Not sure what sp. this is?
Might be Cylindropuntia ramosissima?

Salvia pitcheri

Hagerman Car Show!
Always fun!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

More agave, and yucca review "Yucca neomexicana"

A couple of agave I forgot to list.
Agave utahensis kaibabensis
Covered last winter and did fine.  It may be a very hardy agave. 

New too the garden.
Agave palmeri
Thank you John Weiser for sharing this agave with me!
Some of the smaller ones I might bring in for the winter, I don't want too loose these!

Yucca neomexicana?
I bought this from Desert Moon Nursery in Veguita, New Mexico.
This a nice yucca, has awesome flower and is very cold hardy!
The only problem is my yucca looks and flowers different than the other Y. neomexicanas I see on the web.
Mine has thicker leaves and the flower stalks are tall and branched!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Some agave and other plants.

Agave protoamericana
Will be covered in the winter. 

Agave parrii "Prescott AZ"

Agave x?
It was bought as A. neomexicana, He said it had to be either A. utahensis or A. neomexicana.  The only 2 agave he grew.
So I think it is a x between the two.  And also survived the winter that did most of my yuccas in, and it was uncovered throughout the winter. 

A. parrii  "Prescott AZ"

A. parrii "Flagstaff form"
I have tried this one before with no luck!
Zone 4 plant?  Maybe if it gets bigger? 

A. havardiana
I have tried these so many times without any luck!  Even covered!
I will try again.  Zone 5 plant? 

Hesperaloe parviflora
I have had very little luck with these!  Not as hardy as some say, but I always try with smaller plants.
So I will cover until they get bigger.
Zone 5?  Not for me.

Fouquieria slpendens
I have tried before with no luck.  This plant may do better, it came from a place that seen -5f. at least!
And yes I will try a keep it covered.
PS.  I have seen big plants in full flower in Boise Idaho! Zone 6b/7

Zauschneria garrettii "mountain flame" 

Lone coyote