Last summer I planted this Agave bracteosa, careful to mix in lots of course material and happy to have found that metal ring - which allowed the soil around the Agave to be built up while also being completely open at the bottom -for excellent drainage.
But what I failed to take into account was the fact I planted it at the base of the stock tank pond. When the winter rains hit, the pond tends to fill to overflowing and a constant stream of water falls to the ground around it, where the poor Agave was planted. DUMB!
I've been out there removing buckets of water from the tank since discovering my error. What was I thinking? Oh and if you're wondering the photo above was taken before our freeze, thus the happy, upright, Castor Bean leaves.
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