So…where am I? (Furcraea foetida mediopicta pictured, below)
Any guesses? (Agave tequilana, 'Blue Agave' pictured, below).
I am in Seattle, WA. What? This doesn’t look like Seattle? Exactly, that's the magic! (Agave lophantha pictured, below).
Small cacti that I didn’t get the name of…
Pachycereus marginatus, Mexican Fence Post Cactus
Pachycereus marginatus with an exposed cut, interesting pattern no?
Agave americana and Barrel cactus
Gasteria armstrongii bloom
Ferocactus cylindraceus, 'Compass Barrel Cactus'
Dasylirion longissimum, 'Mexican Grass Tree'
Agave victoriae-reginae variegata div> Agave parryi v. truncata (sexy!)
Agave toumeyana 'Miniature Century Plant'
Aloe capitata v. quartziticola
Fan Aloe, Aloe plicatilis
Beaucarnia recurvata, 'Ponytail Palm'
Beaucarnia recurvata, the base...
All of these treasures are squeezed into just one wing of the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle. This is such a magical place. For years I lived just blocks away and would visit frequently. The cost of admission? Zero. It’s free, and priceless to a young apartment dweller that has caught the desert bug.