My list of garden plants to date, comprised of various containers on my home’s small patios, in the sandy hills just west of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

(updated pics coming)


Container #1 (front)
Arizona Beargrass / Nolina microcarpa, with:
(1) Bishop’s Cap / Astrophytum myriostigma (L back)
(1) Megata / Astrophytum nudum (R)
(4) ncn / Copiapoa esmeraldana (front)
(2) Torch Cactus / Echinopsis grandiflorus (L, R back)

pre-rock cover


Container #2 (front)
Variegated Agave / Agave americana ssp. medio-picta ‘Alba’ (gift)Cont4-Agave_am_med_alba-SML


Container #3 (front)
Mescal Agave / Agave neomexicana (pup from old house garden)



Container #4 (front)
Medicinal Aloe / Aloe vera AKA A. barbadensis (pup from old house)



Container #5 (back)
Giant or Coahuilan Hesperaloe / Hesperaloe funifera
Squid Agave / Agave bracteosa (gift)
Artichoke Agave / Agave parryi var. truncata (pups a gift)




Container #6 (back)
Giant or Coahuilan Hesperaloe / Hesperaloe funifera
Twistleaf Yucca / Yucca rupicola

Yellow Rain Lily / Zephyranthes citrina
White Rain Lily / Zephyranthes candida




The Deceased
I’ve lost the following plants. Actually, I spent too little time observing them, to know when they needed some water or minor care…all but the last were bought at Flora Grubb a week before moving south –
‘Golden Joy’ Queen’s Tears / Billbergia ‘Golden Joy’
‘Purple Passion’ Hens & Chicks / Sempervivum ‘Purple Passion’
Spiderweb Hens & Chicks / Sempervivum arachnoideum
Common or Bush Thyme / Thymus vulgaris


Billbergia ‘Golden Joy’ is a terrestrial bromeliad


Sempervivum ‘Purple Passion’


Sempervivum arachnoideum