标签归档: 龙舌兰victoria-reginae

我要坦白一件事.  

我没有任何装满开花一年生植物的容器. 令人震惊的不是吗?

这有几个原因, the most important one is that I prefer using relatively fuss-free 植物s that look great all year in my pots.  

我对高维护的容器没有多少耐心. In particular, ones with flowering annuals that need frequent irrigation. Not to mention deadheading of spent flowers and having to change them out seasonally. 但是,我喜欢他们的样子.

container-red-geraniums

红天竺葵和白鲈鱼

My inclination to avoid flowering annuals in my own garden has to do with my past and no, 没什么可耻的.

这确实与我过去的工作有关. 五年来,我负责管理45个锅. 每个容器里都装满了五颜六色的鲜花.

Believe me, keeping all of those pots looking beautiful was a lot of work! Countless trips to the nursery, fertilizing, watering and replacing them twice a year got tiresome. Not to mention that I broke my foot when I tripping on a curb, while loading flats of flowers. 

So, it may not come as a surprise that I prefer using succulent 植物s in my pots.

Victoria 龙舌兰 'Compacta' 容器用的小型多肉植物

维多利亚龙舌兰的致密部

Much of my inspiration for using succulent 植物s in containers come from those at the Desert Botanical Garden as shown in the photo above and below.

龙舌兰s are some of my favorite succulent 植物s and the smaller species do very well in containers.

容器用的小型多肉植物

In an article I wrote for Houzz, I list my ten favorite small 龙舌兰s for Houzz 适合在花盆中生长.

我希望你喜欢它,并找到一个完美的适合你!

10个小型龙舌兰只适合集装箱

 
 
 
女王蝴蝶和维多利亚龙舌兰

女王蝴蝶和维多利亚龙舌兰

你喜欢多肉植物吗?

我做.  I must admit that I am not a huge fan of cacti in my own garden – I have only two.  But, 我做 have a number of 龙舌兰, which are without a doubt, my favorite succulent.

为什么不喜欢龙舌兰呢?

它们是耐旱的, 无杂色,有超过200种可供选择, 景观中的可能性几乎是无穷无尽的.

From species 18 inches in size to large size species over 6 feet tall and a variety of colors and leaf shapes to choose from, 我的风景里没有更多的龙舌兰真是个奇迹.

你想在你的风景中加入龙舌兰吗?

了解更多关于这个多功能 龙舌兰 and how to use it in your landscape in my latest article for Houzz.


你的花园里有龙舌兰吗?  你最喜欢的物种是什么?

 
可持续景观设计的新思路

可持续景观设计的新思路

Have you ever given much thought about how sustainable your landscape is?

I must confess that I have been giving it a lot of thought lately.

I am busy putting the final touches on a presentation that I am giving tomorrow on “可持续景观设计的新思路”.

可持续景观设计的新思路

我做这个演讲的社区, asked me to speak on this subject in their continuing efforts to become an 奥杜邦国际可持续发展社区.

There will be other experts on hand to discuss other ways that people and communities can become sustainable.

My talk will focus on three ways to create a more sustainable landscape:

-最大限度地利用适应干旱的植物.

– Utilize a good, functional design that is environmentally-friendly.

-进行适当的维护.

可持续景观设计的新思路

Next week, I will write a series of blog posts that will focus on these three ideas.

My hope is that you will be able to implement some of these things in your own landscape.

同时,请祝我明天的演讲顺利!

I have been fighting a losing battle for over 16 years and it involves my husband, 龙舌兰 and yucca.

丝兰whipplei

丝兰whipplei

这是丝兰(上图).  One of the many different species that occur throughout the Southwest.

这是龙舌兰….

美国龙舌兰,战败之战

龙舌兰美国

Actually, there are also many different species of 龙舌兰 as well.

Here are a few different 龙舌兰s that I have grown along with my husband in the 25 years that we have been married:

龙舌兰,失败之战

龙舌兰vilmoriniana

龙舌兰,失败之战

龙舌兰parryi

龙舌兰(即将开花) , Losing Battle

龙舌兰(即将开花)

龙舌兰victoria-reginae

龙舌兰victoria-reginae

那么,我正在面对的是什么斗争呢?

我丈夫总是说龙舌兰是丝兰.

No matter how often I tell him that we don’t have any yucca in our garden – only 龙舌兰, 他仍然称它们为“yuccas”.

He has lived in the Desert Southwest his entire life and still cannot tell the difference.

现在,我真的没有什么反对丝兰….

丝兰baccata

丝兰baccata

与龙舌兰不同,丝兰可以长得又高又大

与龙舌兰不同,丝兰可以长得又高又大.

但是,我必须承认我更喜欢龙舌兰.

Sometimes when my husband and I are driving down the street, 他会指着一株开花的龙舌兰称它为“丝兰”.  每次我都纠正他.  现在, 我做n’t want you to think that I am the type of person that is always correcting others, 但有一件事是我特别纠结的.

我不知道为什么.  也许是因为我是一个园艺家,我充满激情 (疯狂) 关于植物的?

For awhile I was wondering if my husband just did it to tease me, (就像他对待其他事情一样).

直到上周末, when my father-in-law asked me to prune some of the dead leaves from his yucca….

龙舌兰美国variegata

龙舌兰美国variegata

唯一的问题是…….那不是丝兰.

现在,我知道我丈夫从哪儿学来的了……..

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祝大家周末愉快!

I will be hibernating indoors this weekend, enjoying the air-conditioning 🙂

景观设计师的持续冒险…….