Below 'Chief' on the slope are a couple of Agave macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice'. They get no irrigation other than winter rain, and while it has slowed their growth significantly, it has not affected their beauty.
While I'm not a big fan of spines (the Puya is still waiting for extraction), the contrast of black spines, blue leaves, and a pleasing symmetry is very attractive.
Sunrise makes the 'Oshio Bene' foliage almost appear to have taken on some autumn coloration. Not really. It's just the light.
The Iochroma 'Purple Queen' grew a lot this year:
Because the Santa Ana wind season is about to start, it got a hard pruning:
No pruning needed for Agave 'Ivory Curls':
The pups are more entertaining these days than my gardening activities.