Sends a shudder up your spine doesn’t it?
my last Agave report was dated January 13th I decided it was time to give you the sad update. Things started going downhill the week of January 18th. We received 4.84” of rain that week, the first .99” of which fell as wet snow. The month of January started out quite dry, but ended with a total of 6.82” of rain.
The average annual precipitation in Truth or Consequences, NM, (where these blue Agave Americana are from) is 10.63 Inches, just 3.81" more than we got in one month! Add the fact that most of theirs (1.99”) falls in August, when it’s warm, and it’s not surprising that my plants look like this is it? Poor agaves! If there was a PETA for succulents they’d be picketing in front of my house for sure.
This one just has a few cancerous lesions.
Agave parryi 'J.C. Raulston' looking as pristine as the day it went in the ground. Guess what I’ll be buying more of?
I have a few new victims lined up for this summer’s trials and I’m considering perhaps planting a few others with the intention of pulling them come Fall. Low maintenance gardening that’s not…but it might be a way to keep me and my Agaves happy!