About five inches of snow covered the Prairie on the second day of Spring.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The agave in the photo above is supposed to be a cross between Agave americana and Agave scabra. It turned to mush. Have you ever smelled agave mush? It stinks. I found a few live pups underground as I was digging out the mush, but I decided not to save them. Only the strong survive in my Prairie.
This dismembered Agave parryi v. Truncata is history too. This variety is supposed to be pretty cold hardy. It’s possible that my clay soil holds too much moisture in the winter for agaves.
Another victim is this prickly pear. It probably would have survived the freeze damage and rot, but it did not survive me. It poked me one too many times.
While I was removing agaves, I took out this one too. Only Agave neomexicana survived the wrath of the cold weather and me.