Ruffled

Stuck indoors yet again, with only brief dashes outdoors.  We get a day or two of moderate relief, then the heat skyrockets yet again.
'Joe Hoak' progress:
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A surprise nearby from Yucca 'Bright Star'.
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Agave desmetiana presents two prongs to an approach.
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The flower on a late scape of 'Elisabeth Salter' has some fine ruffles:
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Even better is this Echeveria 'Arlie Wright'.  For years it was one of the saddest plants in the garden , stunted and neglected in a pot.  A few months out of that pot and into the ground, its ruffles are magic.  It has forgiven me. 
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Thanks, baby.  It helps with the cabin fever. 
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Comments

  1. Like the ruffles, but even more... is that a Dasylirion behind 'Joe Hoak'? Love those so much.

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    1. Yes that's a D. longissimum, formerly or alternately D. quadrangulatum. She's big, 6x6 now. Our next rainy winter (if we ever get one) should produce a bloom the following summer. It gives movement to the area, like a grass. The Agaves and Aloes are very static.

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  2. Not usually a fan of ruffled echeverias but that ones a beauty

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    1. Just ruffles on the leaf margins and plain otherwise. Not too fussy looking.

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  3. Every once in a while I buy a very ruffled Echeveria at the nursery, usually during the winter. They almost always decline. Maybe I should let one bulk up during the summer by planting it temporarily in the ground.

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    1. Check for mealies when it is indoors? Keep it a bit warmer? I haven't done it but they appear to be reasonable easy overwintered indoors. Yes it would bulk up in the ground--well at least mine sure do.

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  4. I've got a bad case of cabin fever myself. This morning I didn't even make my usual early foray out to work on the front garden. It's not as hot as yesterday but I think the last few days have just worn me down. My daylilies surprised me with another smattering of blooms too. I didn't recall that 'Elizabeth Salter' was a rebloomer but she followed the trend and produced a few blooms here as well.

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    1. First repeat this late from ES. Also have 'Janice Brown' flowers, which are usually not blooming this late either.

      We're all so weary of waiting for a sustained period of good planting weather, aren't we? I can only do so much house cleaning...the kitchen floor hasn't been this clean in 14 years.

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    1. I am so sorry Ricki I accidentally and unintentionally deleted your comment. This new computer does things without me meaning to do them, and I don't even know how I did it.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures of 'Arlie Wright', and again, sorry!

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  6. This is completely off the topic, but what else can we do right now, but dream? I want your advice: What are the best roses that you are growing for making hips in the fall? Thanks.

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    1. Can't go outside, so dreams remain. Climber okay? Monster hips and gazillions of them from 'Fourth Of July'. A great climber, too. For a non-climber...hmmm...not sure. I deadhead so faithfully hips don't have a chance to form. 'Easy Does It', maybe. It blooms so much I always miss a few when deadheading, and nice big hips do form.

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    2. Thank you. Easy Does It looks like just the kind of rose I like, especiallly the apricot-peach blend of color. I am going to try it.

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