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May 15, 2020 10:16 AM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
ok, I have decided that one agave is probably enough since it might get 5 ft wide, and I have one yucca. I have an area above a limestone "rock garden" (place I use to put limestone that I remove from ponds), that only grows weeds and is not easy to reach with a lawn mower. I am about to dig it out, and plant one yucca and one agave, and then I think put landscape fabric on top of the leveled soil, and maybe decomposed granite on that? The area has really good drainage. Planting right up there where that big thistle is

We have a big storm coming in tonight, should I prop them up with some stones on top of the decomposed granite until they get well established? Here is the site and the plants.
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May 16, 2020 6:16 PM CST
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I guess your work is done and the storm came through by now, but when it's dry enough to go outside and take a picture of your work, I'd love to see how things turned out. Smiling
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May 16, 2020 8:06 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
Actually the storm came in early, and I have a piece of edging in front of loosened soil, and plants still in pots. It's rained all day. I'll take a look tomorrow. I figure dirt, well loosened, underlayment, 1/2 inch Dlock limestone gravel and pebbles on top. Just cut openings in underlayment for the agave and the yucca roots to get popped in.

It was gonna cost too much to do decomposed granite or something else fancy
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May 17, 2020 8:45 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
I got it in! With a small sedum and sempervivum area on the left (ran out of the light gravel by then)


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I chose a different yucca, one with leaves that looked less damaged.




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May 17, 2020 8:47 PM CST
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Looks good! Smiling
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May 17, 2020 8:58 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
Thank you. I have a fairly thin layer of the tiny gravel, may add some more tomorrow, but a fairly decent weed block fabric under, with cutouts for watering the plants. ... I hope I did everything right
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Aug 8, 2020 10:35 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
I'm not sure if my semps are going to make it. But the yucca and agave are showing great promise. I don't water them. I believe that might be the secret.
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Sep 27, 2020 9:25 AM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
The semps were burning up so I lifted them, will put a red yucca in the left opening in the weedblock, when I get time to help lift my neighbor's giant red yucca... This was last week. The agave has at least twice as many leaves and the yucca looks good to me. I do need to pull some invading bermuda grass

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Aug 30, 2022 6:54 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
I checked the thread, and I don't have a species name for the yucca or the agave. Both are still alive and much larger, but it is kind of dark outside. anyone got a clue?
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Aug 30, 2022 7:31 PM CST
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I cannot get you any closer to a species name for either. With time this task should become much easier.
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Aug 30, 2022 8:00 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
if they bloom then I will know? That yucca is about 3 ft tall now. and it doesn't have a bare stalk below the leaves. Leaves all the way down
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Aug 30, 2022 8:10 PM CST
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It looks a lot like the gloriosa I planted in the public garden, and if I had to guess, that name would be atop the list. The differences between gloriosa and its close relatives (the weedier yuccas, thus more common in cultivation) relate to leaf features. Some of those details are in my comments here

https://garden.org/thread/post...

My knowledge of other yuccas is spotty and incomplete, this just info for your consideration.
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Aug 30, 2022 8:40 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Sempervivums
Thank you @Baja_Costero . I think I am obsessive compulsive. I've gone from, it's alive, to what is it. I'll check that out.
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