Friday, December 12, 2014

The garden of snakes…


Okay not really, but isn’t that what they look like? You know, except soft and cuddly, and green. We parked in front of this garden in Berkeley, CA, or maybe it was Oakland, I started to lose track of where one stopped and the other began. The light was not doing my photo taking any favors but I still had to try. I mean just look at them…

Snakes I tell you! (AKA Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii')…

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32 comments:

  1. Sure looks like fuzzy green snakes to me! Like someone buried a Medusa feet first in the ground.

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  2. Really great! It's like the friendlier, shadier cousin of an octopus cactus patch!

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    1. Oh that would be cool too! Although weeding would be a bitch.

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  3. Hey Lady, where'd you get those snakes? Haha that is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Interesting looking planting. I wish mine would grow that well but they die back most years.

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    1. Ya, I'd love to be able to plant these too.

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  5. When I was in San Francisco recently I saw lots of mass plantings of Asparagus densiflorus 'meyersii', they look pretty cool, and very serpenty!

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    1. Serpent is a much better word than snake.

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  6. It looks like Sideshow Bob's (The Simpsons) hair. I like these snakes better than the real ones!

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    1. Me too! As for Sideshow Bob I'm glad you included the Simpsons reference. I must be the only person in America who doesn't watch that show.

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  7. That is a good plant; not weedy/invasive like the A. densiflorus 'Sprengeri', and looks fabulous with Agaves. And in that garden, too.

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    1. Mmm, with agaves, I like that idea.

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  8. I don´t know why, but I've always liked the texture and form of this plant.

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    1. And I used to hate it! Thank goodness I finally came around.

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  9. Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes..

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  10. has anyone grown this as a houseplant? if so, how much light does it need? i have never grown an A. densiflorus 'Sprengeri' because why bother with such a painfully boring, overused plant. i would grow this!

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    1. Good question! I'm imagining humility might be more of a problem than light? I've got one in a container that spends summer under the shade pavilion where it gets very little (if any) direct light, and it's happy.

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  11. So much better than Snakes on A Plane! Really cool.

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    1. Thanks, have you seen it, the movie?

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  12. Never thought I'd be praising a garden for its snaky goodness.

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  13. I do really like these, I too have tried one but didn't realize they aren't hardy here…too much work and not enough spikes.

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    1. I think Megan (pl partner) has luck with them outdoors some years. If I found some really cheap I might give it a try.

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  14. I like the plant but it never made me think of snakes until I saw these photos.

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    1. I didn't have that association either, until I saw this garden.

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  15. It looks dramatic like that! Although they remind me more of sideshow bob's hair more than snakes...

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    1. You guys too? Okay I'm the only person in the world who doesn't watch The Simpsons!

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  16. Snakes or muppet tentacles. The comments on this post are hilarious! I really needed a laugh. I haven't watched the Simpsons in years, but after reading the other comments they do bring Sideshow Bob to mind.

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  17. my gardener (the hubby!) used to constantly fight (and lose) with the weed-y sibling of this guy. maybe i can convince him to let me try this one. it's fun!

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