Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday Vignette: Parry, I don't think you're in Arizona anymore

I've put off documenting what my garden looks like post January snow and ice.  Thankfully there are several Agaves looking better than this A. parryi...

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  1. Poor agave, sad vignette. Better days are ahead.

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    1. Yes, I think you're right about that.

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  2. Dang... I was wondering how it held up. It should make it, though.

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    1. I think so too. Actually I went to cut off the rotten leaves and ended up just pulling the whole thing (roots and all) out of the ground. The soil is so so so wet here right now it's crazy.

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  3. Sad little wet agave. He'll perk back up when summer comes!

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  4. Buck up, Parry...you're in good hands.

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  5. All that rain, right? Is that a 'JC Raulston' or just a regular parryi?

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    1. Rain, and the cold (snow and ice) didn't help. It's just a regular A. parryi...and truth be told it wasn't looking terribly perky when I put it in the ground last spring.

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    2. Although back then it wasn't water damage...just tired of being in a container.

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  6. Not pretty. Better than seeing the soggy leaves in the center though, right?

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  7. Between us, do we have frost mite?

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  8. Maybe you should try Aloe a la 5th in Scottsdale, AZ?

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    1. Okay this took me awhile. Finally it came to me, you're referring to Gerhards photo of the rusty metal Agaves aren't you? Ha! Yes, I've considered a metal Agave or 12.

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  9. Oh sad! But maybe the center is OK and it will recover?

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    1. I think it will Renee, as I mentioned above - when I went to cut off the rotten leaves I ended up pulling the whole thing out of the ground. It's drying out undercover now and I do think it will be fine.

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  10. I somehow missed your snow and ice post, Loree. Oh, the heartbreak! I hope your other frost victims fared better than Parry.

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    1. Overall I am very optimistic. Notice I'm not cursing things by posting about them quite yet!

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  11. Sadness. Hopefully it will perk right up this summer. Looks like the tips of the surviving leaves don't have any frost bite, so it won't be ugly growing out. Best of luck, Parry!

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    1. Thanks Tim! Summer can't come fast enough...

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  12. I was wondering about your garden with this wet winter. Poor Parry! He's lucky to have an agave whisperer taking care of him. I'm crossing my fingers that Paul's prediction of an early spring is right.

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  13. Also being an Agave lover, and some years also dealing with excessive rains in winter... those I don't cover with plastic, I watch carefully for signs of fungus, such as those lower brown leaves, and especially the appearance of those brown circles. I use a product called "Liqui-Cop", bought as a concentrate (very cost effective), and sprayed on any and all agave showing signs of that fungal activity. I'm happy to say it's very effective, and it can absolutely halt the progress of the fungus (Anthracnose), and stop the deterioration of the plant. It works, and it's a permanent accessory I keep in my personal bag-of-tricks Agave remedies. I wait for a day in between rain, spray the plant(s), let it soak in and dry on the plant.

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  14. It seems odd there was that much damage from what really was a pretty mild event. But then I have to remind myself that in habitat, these plants are more likely to see dry snow that blows off, rather than wet snow and freezing rain. I'm sure the wet December reduced their hardiness, too. But, there's hope! I'm both dreading and hoping for another early summer this year.

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  15. He is going to make it...sad now but come summer he will be a happy camper!

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