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Agave parryi var. truncata and Echinocactus grusonii
(Parry Agave and Golden Barrel Cactus)
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Parry Agave
Distinguishing traits. It's easy to see how clean and compact A. parryi got its nickname "artichoke agave." Dusty blue leaves provide a cooling foliage foil to their usually dry and arid native landscape. Wide, fleshy leaves are topped and edged with sharp black spines, making the plant especially beautiful but potentially posing a landscape hazard. Simply site the plant out of arm’s reach if that is a concern. Contrary to popular belief, agaves do flower more often than once every hundred years — though not much more frequently. The plant will produce a large central stalk when nearing 20 years of age, growing up to 15 feet tall with pink and yellow blooms. The central plant will die once it has finished flowering, as all of its energy has been directed toward this massive flower. A. parryi spreads through suckers, forming subsequent agave colonies that will continue to grow once the parent plant dies.How to use it. Shown here in the Huntington Desert Garden in San Marino, California, alongside Golden Barrel Cactus, Agave parryi var. truncata has a rigid structure and intense color. Use it as an elegant desert specimen, cluster several together or simply showcase it in a patio planter.
Annie Thornton added this to Grow a Garden of Succulents for Easy Beauty
Parry Agave(Agave parryi)I may be biased, because this plant shares its name with my brother, but there’s something majestic about Parry agave. This plant is a little more statuesque than many of these other plants, measuring around 3 feet tall and wide, but that also means you need only one to make an impact. Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter. Beware of its spiny ends. Consider planting this agave away from path edges — but it belongs in the center anyway. See how to grow Parry agave

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tonie47 added this to tonie47's Ideas
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psuggs added this to Landscape Succulents
on Sunday
Agave parryi var. truncata and Echinocactus grusonii (Parry Agave and Golden Barrel Cactus)
gaelynsharp added this to Exterior Ideas
September 10, 2014
Parry Agave
plantingwisely added this to Planters & Plantings
August 20, 2014
Big fan of artichoke agaves, and just about every A. parryi cultivar. lol
eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
August 18, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi) I may be biased, because this plant shares its name with my brother, but there’s something majestic about Parry agave. This plant is a little more statuesque than many of these other plants, measuring around 3 feet tall and wide, but that also means you need only one to make an impact. Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter. Beware of its spiny ends. Consider planting this agave away from path edges — but it belongs in the center anyway. See how to grow Parry agave
vrkartchner added this to desert landscaping
August 18, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi) I may be biased, because this plant shares its name with my brother, but there’s something majestic about Parry agave. This plant is a little more statuesque than many of these other plants, measuring around 3 feet tall and wide, but that also means you need only one to make an impact. Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter. Beware of its spiny ends. Consider planting this agave away from path edges — but it belongs in the center anyway.
gaule added this to gaule's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Winter Palace
ryanemery added this to Landscape Ideas
August 13, 2014
Wow
Unique Landscape Designs added this to Plants I like to use in my designs
August 7, 2014
Are you serious? This looks like it was taken at the Huntington Botanic Garden - just WORLD FAMOUS for its cacti and succulents - fantastic!!
Kim Davis added this to Exterior Spaces
July 29, 2014
Parry Agave
ken1505 added this to ken1505's ideas
July 17, 2014
waw
pollet added this to pollet's Ideas
July 17, 2014
Succulentes à retenir
chrissie01 added this to THE GREAT OUTDOORS
July 17, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi) ; there’s something majestic about this plant - a little more statuesque than many of these other plants, measuring around 3 feet tall and wide, but that also means you need only one to make an impact. Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter. Beware of its spiny ends. Consider planting this agave away from path edges — but it belongs in the center anyway.
35upperterraceroad added this to Succulents_Plants
July 14, 2014
Parry_Agave_(Agave parryi)
groucha added this to groucha's ideas
July 14, 2014
Drought tolerant
Connie Lopez added this to connie_lopez158's ideas
July 13, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parry) love it!@
rbyoshioka added this to rbyoshioka's ideas
July 12, 2014
cluster and stark placement
Valerie Perkins added this to rayne6girl's ideas
July 11, 2014
succelent
dsmith87 added this to dsmith87's Ideas
July 11, 2014
Plant
babarah added this to landscape
July 10, 2014
parry Agave
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July 10, 2014
Agave
jennifershussey added this to Dry Climate Gardens
July 10, 2014
Parry Agave
hladams added this to Plants
July 9, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi) I may be biased, because this plant shares its name with my brother, but there’s something majestic about Parry agave. This plant is a little more statuesque than many of these other plants, measuring around 3 feet tall and wide, but that also means you need only one to make an impact. Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter. Beware of its spiny ends. Consider planting this agave away from path edges — but it belongs in the center anyway.
daear_taran added this to Landscape Ideas
July 9, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi)
rebecar added this to rebecar's Ideas
July 8, 2014
Landscape
Annissa Paramitha added this to vegetation
July 7, 2014
parry agave
cord struckmann added this to garden
July 7, 2014
parry agave
websters added this to websters's Ideas
July 7, 2014
Nice plants
rdennis60 added this to Exterior Ideas
July 7, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi) I may be biased, because this plant shares its name with my brother, but there’s something majestic about Parry agave. This plant is a little more statuesque than many of these other plants, measuring around 3 feet tall and wide, but that also means you need only one to make an impact. Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter. Beware of its spiny ends. Consider planting this agave away from path edges — but it belongs in the center anyway.
glauciacastro added this to glauciacastro's ideas
July 7, 2014
AGAVE LINDA
xivas added this to xivas's ideas
July 7, 2014
cactus
sandranu added this to Succulents
July 7, 2014
Parry Agave
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July 7, 2014
Parry Agave
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July 7, 2014
Parry Agave (agave parryi)
callecc added this to Landscape Ideas
July 7, 2014
Parry agave, cold tolerant
lizziebch added this to Plants
July 7, 2014
Perry Agave
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July 7, 2014
Agave parryi
marsharebel added this to GARDENING
July 6, 2014
Parry agave. Good to zero degrees. Yeah!
biblestudent added this to biblestudent's ideas
July 6, 2014
GORGEOUS PARRY AGAVE
steff13 added this to jess
July 6, 2014
agave parry
anabirch added this to Backyard
July 6, 2014
Parry Agave garden
akatan added this to akatan's ideas
July 6, 2014
plants
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July 6, 2014
Parry Agave (Agave parryi) Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit,
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July 6, 2014
landscape
catkane added this to GARDEN
July 6, 2014
Agave
armjac added this to armjac's ideas
July 6, 2014
succulents
jibram33 added this to Number 1
July 6, 2014
Parry Agave
citte added this to citte's ideas
July 6, 2014
very good in a cluster
malcosh added this to Front yard
July 6, 2014
Form
lanashap added this to lanashap's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Landscape
normaje added this to garden ideas
July 6, 2014
The size
Lisa Kirk added this to Patio Ideas
July 6, 2014
Beautiful plant
mirocloshop added this to mirocloshop's ideas
July 6, 2014
parry agave
hepburn9 added this to Plants I love
July 6, 2014
Parry agave & golden barrel cactus
cgbtoo added this to cgbtoo's ideas
July 6, 2014
This one is cool.
ebc3 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 6, 2014
cool
shanetb added this to pool/courtyard
July 6, 2014
Parry Agave
rozmehler added this to rozmehler's ideas
July 6, 2014
cold hardy
Katie Rinehart added this to Yard.
July 6, 2014
Agave
Apinya Hogane added this to apinya_hogane's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Garden
corinnebeck added this to Plants and flowers
July 6, 2014
Parry Agave-size, color, shapr
harriott14 added this to courtyard/gardening
July 6, 2014
Succulents for the pond to fill in
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July 6, 2014
Agave parryi
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July 6, 2014
Cato
lexingtontutoringllc added this to Gardens and decks
July 6, 2014
one Parry agave for impact
Marko Babineau added this to marko_babineau's ideas
July 5, 2014
Oh yeah
furbysmom added this to Lago landscaping
July 5, 2014
Parry agave and round cactus
carolebriggs10 added this to carolebriggs10's Ideas
July 3, 2014
Ok
ljsab added this to landscaping
July 3, 2014
Parry Agave Hardy to nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit, this Southwest native can be grown in the ground outdoors where many other succulents must be brought inside over winter.
natasaabudhabi added this to HAZA's STABLES
June 24, 2014
Agave Parryi (aka artichoke agave)
Lee Runyon added this to lee_runyon's Ideas
June 6, 2014
cactus
milfordsinvegas added this to milfordsinvegas's Ideas
May 29, 2014
cool! Giant Artichokes!
nicqui123 added this to Desertscape
May 27, 2014
Agave Parryi (aka artichoke agave) & Golden Barrel Cactus
Miranda McDougall added this to Backyard
May 14, 2014
Agave
feebie added this to dessert landscaping
May 6, 2014
statement desert plant. nice
lindamadrid added this to landscapes
March 26, 2014
Agave
scotmularkey added this to desert landscape
March 6, 2014
large cactuses
D B added this to Landscaping ideas
March 4, 2014
Botanical name: Agave parryi Common names: Mescal, Parry agave, Parry’s agave USDA zones: 4 to 11 Water requirement: Little to none once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade
staceygail added this to Trees/Plants/Succulants
February 23, 2014
Cactus
yashanti added this to Plants
February 23, 2014
golden barrel cactus
gmgutt added this to 2014Plants
February 7, 2014
Nice barrel cactus
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January 27, 2014
Reprtition
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December 21, 2013
Garden
bsaha1981 added this to bsaha1981's Ideas
December 3, 2013
Agave plant
keightyd added this to New Home!
December 1, 2013
parry agave
jillmcafee added this to jillmcafee's ideas Palm Desert
December 1, 2013
front yard
sunchi added this to garden plants ideas
November 13, 2013
parry agave
Jackson Derler added this to Wilson's
October 29, 2013
Agave and barrel cactus with gravel mulch
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October 27, 2013
landscape
2448fans added this to 2448fans's ideas
October 19, 2013
artichoke agavae
arkinel added this to Landscaping Project
October 10, 2013
cactus
Kate Cooper Terstegge added this to Palm Springs House
September 27, 2013
Agave
mm061340 added this to mm061340's Ideas
September 25, 2013
Agave and cactus.
patatcc added this to landscaping
September 25, 2013
I like these plants but not such a big area of them
bethannieewise added this to outdoor
September 23, 2013
Front yard
k1tten added this to Desert Landscape
September 19, 2013
Cool Plants!
ramped added this to ramped's Ideas
September 11, 2013
Wow
patatcc added this to garden and yard
September 8, 2013
agave
erickybel14 added this to Succulents
August 27, 2013
Agave parryi
hhegeman added this to Greenbough update
August 26, 2013
Agave
glusker added this to glusker's Ideas
August 19, 2013
Love it
mellea added this to Front lawn
August 16, 2013
Larry's agave
tastch added this to tastch's ideas
August 12, 2013
Plant
Kate Anne Designs added this to PLANTS & FLOWERS
August 6, 2013
Artichoke Agave: Light:Sun,Part SunZones:5-11Plant Type:PerennialPlant Height:1-15 feet tallPlant Width:1-10 feet wideFlower Color:The greenish-yellow flowers are usually upstaged by the bluish-green foliageBloom Time:Blooms on tall spikes in summerLandscape Uses:Containers,Beds & Borders,GroundcoverSpecial Features:Attractive Foliage,Winter Interest,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
della_robbia_blue added this to della_robbia_blue's ideas
August 5, 2013
Agave
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August 2, 2013
love all
fishgils added this to fishgils's ideas
July 30, 2013
Large Agave Agave parryi var. truncata and Echinocactus grusonii (Parry Agave and Golden Barrel Cactus)
anastasiay added this to Patio
July 27, 2013
H
1335sj added this to Garden,plants,stands
July 14, 2013
Agave/Succulents
STONEIDEA added this to misc stoneidea's ideas
July 3, 2013
garden
jenaugustyn added this to front yard
June 24, 2013
Succulents
kjfang added this to kjfang's Ideas
June 18, 2013
多肉系
breneasley added this to breneasley's ideas
June 9, 2013
pretty combo
elportodave added this to Casa D Landscape Ideas
May 29, 2013
Barrel cactus, agave
sgibbins added this to EXTERIOR
May 26, 2013
Parry Agave
Wendy Crane added this to landscape
May 5, 2013
Texture
jessib added this to Exterior
April 26, 2013
parry agave
mgprokurat added this to mgprokurat's ideas
April 13, 2013
parry's agave
hotac added this to Ideas
April 12, 2013
Artichoke agave
lara27 added this to lara27's ideas
April 12, 2013
parry agave
mhartung added this to mhartung's Ideas
April 8, 2013
Party agave and golden barrel cactus
chammer123 added this to entrances
March 24, 2013
great shape
llsullivan54 added this to Ranch Gardening
March 23, 2013
Beautiful design plant for ranch garden
Shaw Coates added this to Rancho Santa Fe Exterior ideas
March 22, 2013
golden barrel with blue artichoke agave
tessagoss added this to tessagoss's Ideas
March 20, 2013
Beauty desert landscape
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March 17, 2013
Design
galosher added this to desert lanscape ideas
March 7, 2013
mature plants - i wish!
Matt Christine Rodriguez Pebbles added this to backyard
February 27, 2013
Parryi agave
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February 6, 2013
agaves
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February 3, 2013
Agave
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February 3, 2013
Parry's Agave
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January 29, 2013
agave
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January 9, 2013
cactus garden
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December 28, 2012
agave parryi
Lisa Moule added this to Tesla
December 7, 2012
Agave Parryi var truncata
D.E. Properties added this to mom's garden
December 5, 2012
the color & form of leaves
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December 1, 2012
Agave
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November 18, 2012
agave parryi
Jeremy Roth added this to jeremy_roth's ideas
November 8, 2012
Parry agave
cjcastelli added this to Spa Castelli Landscape
November 7, 2012
Parry (Artichoke) Agave
Yarrow Landscaping and Lawn Care added this to Cheryl
November 6, 2012
agaves and cactii can be used sparingly for interesting texture
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October 31, 2012
Parry Agave
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October 11, 2012
Plantas presiosas
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October 9, 2012
agave plants ideas
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October 9, 2012
large range of zones
bdubes added this to bdubes's ideas
October 7, 2012
cool
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October 6, 2012
love these.
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October 4, 2012
Agave parryi
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October 3, 2012
Botanical name: Agave parryi Common names: Mescal, Parry agave, Parry’s agave USDA zones: 4 to 11 Water requirement: Little to none once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Tolerances and environmental benefits: Drought tolerant, cold hardy
lichaa added this to lichaa's ideas
October 3, 2012
Love the artichoke agave and barrel cacti
J2 Construction added this to Saifee Concept 1
September 29, 2012
Landscape
Annie Thornton added this to California garden
September 15, 2012
Parry agave
Astrid Garcia added this to garden/pool area
August 14, 2012
...looks good to keep the Scritch out.
kvzant added this to front yard
August 12, 2012
Parry agave and golden barrel cactus
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August 11, 2012
Trottoir
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August 6, 2012
dirt
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July 19, 2012
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July 17, 2012
Types of Agave
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July 13, 2012
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kathycarlton added this to outdoor spaces
June 30, 2012
ideas for the garden
noc911nurs added this to noc911nurs's ideas
June 23, 2012
parry agave and golden barrel cactus
vikdis added this to vikdis's ideas
June 13, 2012
avada can handle cold and its drought tolarant
Angela Brown added this to pemberley2189's ideas
June 9, 2012
This is so cool!
inezadams197 added this to inezadams197's ideas
June 2, 2012
Distinguishing traits. It's easy to see how clean and compact A. parryi got its nickname "artichoke agave." Dusty blue leaves provide a cooling foliage foil to their usually dry and arid native landscape. Wide, fleshy leaves are topped and edged with sharp black spines, making the plant especially beautiful but potentially posing a landscape hazard. Simply site the plant out of arm’s reach if that is a concern. Contrary to popular belief, agaves do flower more often than once every hundred years — though not much more frequently. The plant will produce a large central stalk when nearing 20 years of age, growing up to 15 feet tall with pink and yellow blooms. The central plant will die once it has finished flowering, as all of its energy has been directed toward this massive flower. A. parryi spreads through suckers, forming subsequent agave colonies that will continue to grow once the parent plant dies. How to use it. Shown here in the Huntington Desert Garden in San Marino, California, alongside Golden Barrel Cactus, Agave parryi var. truncata has a rigid structure and intense color. Use it as an elegant desert specimen, cluster several together or simply showcase it in a patio planter.
graceherniak added this to graceherniak's ideas
May 30, 2012
agave plant
pthibeau added this to pthibeau's ideas
May 23, 2012
cactus yardscape
paulina_maja added this to garden
May 21, 2012
agave parryi
jdilly71 added this to jdilly71's ideas
May 21, 2012
nice
lindyborggard added this to garden - flowers/foliage
May 21, 2012
Color with a blue house
arolson added this to outdoor space
May 20, 2012
perry agave
loulydeco added this to outdoor/garden
May 20, 2012
Great Design Plant: Parry Agave
kbelote added this to kbelote's Favorites
May 18, 2012
Cactus
beekie added this to Beekie's Ideabook
May 18, 2012
A. parryi got its nickname "artichoke agave." Dusty blue leaves provide a cooling foliage foil to their usually dry and arid native landscape. Wide, fleshy leaves are topped and edged with sharp black spines, making the plant especially beautiful but potentially posing a landscape hazard. Simply site the plant out of arm’s reach if that is a concern. Contrary to popular belief, agaves do flower more often than once every hundred years — though not much more frequently. The plant will produce a large central stalk when nearing 20 years of age, growing up to 15 feet tall with pink and yellow blooms. The central plant will die once it has finished flowering, as all of its energy has been directed toward this massive flower. A. parryi spreads through suckers, forming subsequent agave colonies that will continue to grow once the parent plant dies.
seanmdo added this to seanmdo's ideas
May 17, 2012
Parry Agave
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May 17, 2012
Agave parryi Common names: Mescal, Parry agave, Parry’s agave USDA zones: 4 to 11 Water requirement: Little to none once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Tolerances and environmental benefits: Drought tolerant, cold hardy
pinkauthority added this to pinkauthority's ideas
May 17, 2012
Love these plants.
murwa added this to murwa's ideas
May 17, 2012
nice cactus mhhh
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May 16, 2012
Love the agave!
crazyfibers47 added this to crazyfibers47's ideas
May 16, 2012
Love this agave.
pm183 added this to landscape
May 16, 2012
parry agave plant
bryanku added this to garden
May 16, 2012
great looking plant
tsessa added this to Outdoors
May 16, 2012
parry agave
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May 16, 2012
agave
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May 16, 2012
Setting
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May 16, 2012
yard
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May 16, 2012
Parry Agave
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May 16, 2012
garden
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May 16, 2012
Agave
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May 16, 2012
Awesome
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May 16, 2012
Zone 4 to 6
Paige Ellis added this to The Great Outdoors
May 16, 2012
Perry Agave
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May 16, 2012
Agaves garden
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May 15, 2012
agave garden
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May 14, 2012
Yeah, agaves!
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