Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday Vignette: A Magical Combination

Some of you may be getting tired of seeing photos of the succulents in the bed on the south side of my garden but a sunny morning following a rainy day left my 'Blue Glow' Agaves and the plants surrounding them, yes, glowing and a couldn't resist sharing my photos.

Last year, I planted 2 small pots of Aeonium atropurpurea 'Zwartkop' behind the 3 Agaves for the express purpose of picking up that red edge along their leaves

The spiky plant behind the Aeonium is Dasylirion longissimum.  The purple-leafed plant to its left is Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea' (aka Arabian lilac).

View looking in the opposite direction


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All material © 2012-2020 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

18 comments:

  1. I will NEVER grow tired of seeing photos of your garden, Kris. Keep'em coming - please!

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    1. This mostly succulent bed seems to be getting better each year. Of course, the time will come when all those 'Blue Glow' Agaves bloom - hopefully not all at the same time!

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  2. When something works well you just have to show it. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Elaine. And to think I only had one toe in the succulent pool when we moved here 9 years ago...

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  3. How can we tire of anything so lush and beautiful when all we have is dead and brown. Your photos of color keep me going.

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    1. Spring will reach you, Cindy, never fear! In the meantime, I'm glad I can add some color to your day.

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  4. This is actually one of my favorite combinations in your garden and I never get tired of seeing it. 'Blue Glow' is well-named and the purple Aeonium makes it even better. Gorgeous!

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    1. 'Blue Glow' was my first agave. I went a little crazy buying nearly a dozen in total early on when they were still being sold in 6-inch pots at prices that didn't make you choke. Times have changed! Replacing them when they eventually bloom may be painful, especially if they all pop off on a similar schedule.

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  5. I always love seeing other peoples gardens. I never tire of seeing the agaves etc that grow in your area that I can't grow. You write something different about them each time and present the beautifully. Meanwhile I dab the drool and check the envy. ;)

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    1. We may have a longer garden season than you do, Lisa, but I get envious of the flowers you can grow that I can't too!

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  6. So pretty! BG with burgundy accent foliage is perfect.

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    1. I haven't previously had a great track record with the 'Zwartkop' Aeonium but these seem to be relatively happy so perhaps I finally found the right spot for them.

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  7. Tired? That's simply not possible. GORGEOUS!

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    1. I'm happy every time I see that bed, Loree, so I guess it's a good thing I don't post the photos weekly ;)

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  8. No, I would never tire of your photos or your stories, Kris. They bring back such happy memories of briefly living in the L.A. area and traveling to SoCal many times. Beautiful vignettes!

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  9. They are so gorgeous, how would anyone get tired of them? And that glow!

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    1. Amazingly, the glow always catches me by surprise and with delight. The sun has to be angled just so.

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