May 28, 2024

Displaying Potted Agaves Around the Pool

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we're always working off a long list of gardening tasks. This time of year, these projects include potting plants in outdoor ornamental containers.

During the warmer months, I always display lots of potted plants around my home - on the terrace parterre, in the courtyard behind my Winter House, on the stone ledges around my carport, along the carriage roads, and various other locations. Last week, my gardeners planted a collection of Agave bracteosa, or Squid Agave to display around my pool. Agaves are succulents, meaning they store water in their fleshy leaves, enabling them to thrive in arid and semi-arid regions.

Here are some photos, enjoy.