Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Los Agaves de Mexico:el arbol de las maravillas

Agave with pink flowered 'Society Garlic',  Tulbaghia violacea
At the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, the Agave is taking centre stage this week, literally. There is a curious potted specimen which consists of a rosette of very stiff pointed leaves in a low bowl right behind where world leaders are giving their economic message. Outside in the resort, the xeriscapes are exceptional in their concept and design. 
Mexico is the heartland of the Agave family Agavaceae and more than 80% of all species find a home here. Wonderful to see them on the evening news broadcast.

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