|Acacia in mid-May|
Now, if you consider that photo, you'll note that the Acacia was already starting to enroach on the succulents in front of it. Last week, while trying to find a spot for a new Aeonium nobile, I realized that the Acacia had climbed right over a good many of those succulents when I wasn't paying attention. By the time I got around to cleaning up the area a few days ago, I'd already partially uncovered 2 of 3 Agave 'Joe Hoak' but these photos give you an idea of the "before" state:
|The Aeonium arboreum and ceramic fish had all but disappeared. The Aloe vanbaelenii x ferox was half-covered. The smallest 'Joe Hoak', a gift from a fellow blogger, was still nearly invisible and even Agave ovatifolia 'Vanzie' had been engulfed.|
I removed a large amount of the encroaching Acacia foliage but I suspect it won't be long before the succulents are swallowed up by 'Cousin Itt' again.
|After photo #2, showing all 3 "rescued" 'Joe Hoaks'. I'm not really concerned with the Aeoniums - I have a nearly endless supply.|
I haven't decided whether to relocate some or all of the succulents and simply let 'Cousin Itt' do its thing, or to just put the Acacia on a quarterly pruning schedule. What would you do?
This is my belated Foliage Follow-up post. For others, visit Pam at Digging.
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