I spent most of the day working in my garden on Monday, starting in late morning and continuing past sundown, with just an hour break for lunch. It felt a little like boot camp at times and most of what I accomplished doesn't translate into photographs, pretty or otherwise. I started with two solid hours on my back slope just cutting back dead growth and watering, wearing boots to stave off any of the fire ants that might still be down there somewhere. I ended the day literally crawling on my hands and knees beneath my Echium 'Star of Madiera' to cut back several clumps of ornamental grass. In between, I tackled moving a mid-sized Agave gypsophila located way too close to a path I use regularly.
|This is the Agave in question in its original spot off the south side of the house. The Cistus shrubs on two sides were constantly threatening to envelope it and its lower leaves were already encroaching on the adjacent flagstone path.|
|This is Agave gypsophila photographed from the path that leads down to my lath house|
|This is the view from outside the lath house looking up|
|Close-up of the Agave in its new spot|
|My mail order haul of tiny succulents, some from Mountain Crest Gardens and the rest from Little Prince of Oregon|
For those of you in the US, happy Inauguration Day! May the next four years be far better than the last four!
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