I like agaves. A lot. This part features practically nothing but them. I went into the sweltering greenhouse where they grow up, existing on “nothing but heat, like a newborn spider” (to quote Raymond Chandler) and took as many pictures as I could before the camera melted.
Agaves are easy to grow from seed, but getting them to the size where they will survive the vicissitudes of a Colorado garden takes nothing short of forever. It’s vastly simpler to have someone else grow them for you. Someone with a hothouse.
These are mostly Agave parryi, parryi var. neomexicana, havardiana, utahensis, lechuguilla, palmeri (a high elevation form that’s overwintered in Timberline’s demo garden), toumeyana var. bella, etc.
And people wonder why I go to Timberline all the time…..
I forgot to take pictures of the cactus garden (missed the flowering by a few weeks) and some other areas. Maybe next time.