After seeing these photos on Kenton J. Seth's blog I Need A Cup Of Tea I asked if I could share them and Kenton graciously agreed.
Of course I asked for the backstory, I mean how does one come to have a crevice garden in the back of their truck? Kenton wrote: "Our local extension agent for Colorado State University hosted a "Demo Days," where institutions and professionals offered small educational programs to the public at the master gardner's venue. No amount of talking or waving of arms can really beat actually building a crevice garden at a workshop, so I copied the idea from my crevice-garden building Canadian counterpart, Paul Spriggs, who has a wooden box and a pile of rocks he uses every year that fits in the back of his work pickup to take to workshops. I've been part of workshops with him up there in Victoria, and it sure is good idea. The event area here was vehicle inaccessible, so I did my demo in the parking lot and didn't even take the box out of the truck, electing to build it right in the bed. It weighed almost a half ton, but took less than an hour to deconstruct after I drove it home."
In case you're curious that stunning Agave is A. parryi v. couesii.
If you're a lover of crevice gardens you should definitely check out I Need A Cup Of Tea, Kenton shares great photos and the knowledge acquired by building these gardens all over the world. This video (here) of Kenton giving a presentation at the JC Raulston Arboretum also fantastic.
Weather Diary, June 18: Hi 79, Low 58/ Precip 0"
Photos by Kenton J. Seth and used with permission. All material © 2009-2017 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.