A couple weeks ago The Outlaw Gardener mentioned he had 32 agaves in his collection. That sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Especially for someone who lives in the Pacific Northwest.
At last count my agave collection (I hate that word, collection, but I can't think of a better one) numbered about 108. Lord knows I’ve acquired a few more since then. But just how many?
I decided to count. Anyone care to guess?
I counted ones in the ground…
Ones in containers…
Ones inside (for the winter)…
I counted pups, but only if they’d been separated from mom.
And crazy collections like these (which I think have already rooted, btw) were only counted as one.
Are you ready for the scary numbers?
Front garden, in the ground = 31
Driveway in stock-tanks and planters = 7
Back garden, in the ground = 42
Back garden in containers (mostly in the s.p. greenhouse) = 22
Under lights in the basement = 49
Upstairs near windows and on the mantle = 6
For a grand total of… 157
How on God’s green earth did that happen? Seriously.
So, those of you with a plant passion: like Scott (grasses), Louis (palms), Deanne (bromeliads). I dare you to count. I beg you to count. Insanity loves company don’t ya know…
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