In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Plants such as tree ferns, agaves and olive trees can all be grown quite well.
- In warmer climates such as those of California and Texas, I've seen it growing with desert plants like cactus and agave.
- Species with leathery leaves such as agaves, aloes, echeverias and sanseverias are the obvious choice because they can tolerate extremes of heat, cold and drought.
- Rather spookily, an agave and some opium poppies had survived last winter almost unscathed.
- Hot yellows and reds are very popular right now and in the last five years agaves and yuccas have been making impressive architectural statements in gardens.
- As a native Californian, she was particularly drawn to plants that define Southern California gardening, such as agaves, bush anemones, cycads, and New Zealand flax.
- Some vascular plants have also developed succulence, a condition in which the tissues are spongy and swollen for storing water, as in cacti and agaves.
- While the garden's toughest souls - including agaves, plumbago and ornamental grasses - remain healthy enough to prevent us from feeling total despair, other plants are showing signs of stress.
- A sustainable cropping system is used to harvest the agave plants just before they flower.
- Anchor the landscape with permanent plants that look good year-round; Armann planted agave, lantana, rosemary, and yucca.
- Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’, the grey-blue tinge of an agave and the blue flowers of nepeta all work in harmony with the piece.
- Maguey is a kind of agave with succulent leaves and a sharp thorn on the tip.
- Its larger counterpart, the agave or century plant, like a tank-trap, can still be seen used as a washing line, with the clothes hung on the huge spikes.
- They lead into pine forests as well as impressive stands of coastal sage scrub and chaparral communities notable for Mojave yuccas, prickly pear, and agaves.
- Spiny agaves are limited to the front yard, while softer plants grow in back, where the children play.
- The often steep and rugged lower slopes of the mountains are dominated by cacti, agaves, yuccas, and thorn-bearing shrubs.
- As we began descending from mountains into the desert, I saw agaves, cacti, and ocotillo thriving on the dry, rugged slopes.
- Succulent plants such as agaves, aloes, and echeverias are often associated with heat-loving landscapes.
- Two features make the Chihuahuan Desert region unique: the vast temperate grasslands that skirt the mountain flanks at mid-elevation and the diversity of yuccas and agaves.
- Indeed, Mediterranean plants and succulents like agaves work splendidly in coastal and desert plantings.
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