Returning from a 4 day trip – part-work, part-use-those-Southwest-Rapid-Rewards-Points – and what greeted me?
A good sign on what I thought might die, only a month ago –
On the way home, I washed my car (it’s been months), but a thundershower hit from this year’s early start to the monsoon season. That soaking rain washed the grit off the roads and dirtied my car some, but never reached my patio planters. Its covered and only open to the north, so I water every few days like on the evening before my trip.
Agave parryi var. truncata / Artichoke Agave looks good, and they are each growing wider leaves, as I’d hoped in only indirect light. The smaller trio are pups liberated from my San Diego aunt’s plants.
Agave bracteosa / Squid Agave is happy in this spot, and even its pup survived the transplant into this new container. The mother plant was a gift from David in Dallas before I moved from ABQ.
I left out the potted aloe clump, as it’s still in that state of, “do I perk up, or do I say ‘no more’?” Also missed was my Agave americana ‘Mediopicta Alba’ in the terra cotta pot; it’s finally spread its leaves out.
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El Paso has cooled at the start of normally the hottest few weeks of the year into the low-mid 90’s. Our humidity has increased with the monsoonal flow – enough to cause my swamp cooler to work less well, but it’s not uncomfortable…and no more 100F+ highs for a while. Patio time!
Do you have a spot to relax before it gets too warm to be outside?