It's still too hot to get any major projects done in the garden and too early to go ahead with replanting areas that need an overhaul. However, I've taken advantage of some cooler days here and there to start small-scale cleanups in a few areas. In the process, I've pulled up a lot of agave pups. I hate to throw them away so I've been potting them up and storing them behind the garage and next to my compost bins.
|Agave 'Jaws' has become something of a pupping machine. In addition to the pups you can see under the mother plant's arms (left), I discovered four more pups feet away (right).|
With the noID agave pups I pulled out of the dry garden on the northeast side of the house late last month, the Agave 'Jaws' pups shown above, and another handful of Agave 'Medio-picta Alba' pups I pulled out of my south side garden earlier this week, I'd accumulated more than I wanted to store. Time for another plant giveaway!
|This batch of 24 plants were placed at the corner of our driveway late yesterday afternoon|
|I labeled everything as best I could. These pups came up in the vicinity of several Agaves in my northeast dry garden and, at this size, I'm uncertain of their parentage.|
|I was able to identify most of the rest. The exception was a stressed-out pup of what may be Mangave 'Lavender Lady'.|
While reducing some of my surplus plant stock, I somehow managed to pick up other plants courtesy of a few friends at the same time. Funny how that happens. Here are the plants currently awaiting placement somewhere in my garden.
|Aloe lukeana, received from Gerhard of Succulents & More. It needs a lot of space so I'm debating whether it should go in my street-side succulent bed or on my back slope.|
|Aloe 'Moonglow', received as bare root pups from Denise of A Growing Obsession. I potted them up while they await placement. At least one or two of these will go into my south side garden.|
|Mangave 'My Dog Spot', received yesterday from my friend Kay, who can be found on Instagram @kaeru.niwa|
Of the twenty-four plants I put out late yesterday afternoon, only nine of the smaller ones were still left when I checked this morning but, with the marine layer still firmly in place, there's a good chance more of them will find homes with neighbors who walk the area when the temperatures are still comfortable. I'll leave them until late this afternoon to see if more disappear. Twenty-four small plants out in exchange for four larger ones in isn't bad, though!
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