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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday Vignette

For this week's Wednesday Vignette, I'm sharing another couple of shots from my recent trip to Disneyland, of Agaves at Downtown Disney. I'm not an Agave expert, but these in the first pic look like 'Joe Hoak' to me. There were many more, planted en masse like this, in other beds throughout the open-air mall. It was hard to get a good photo because of the large green lighting cans, which you can just see in this shot on the right (I tried cropping it out as much as possible).

Agave 'Joe Hoak' (?)

In this same bed there was also a mass planting of (I think) Agave lophantha quadricolor, a beautiful Agave, which unfortunately also had an enormous green lighting can plunked right in the middle of it. I'm sure the lighting is lovely at night, but I wish it had a more subtle footprint during the day.

Agave lophantha quadricolor (?)
It almost looks like the Agaves are using the lighting can as a megaphone. Perhaps they're protesting.

On our next trip maybe I'll try getting a more artistically framed closeup.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. Check out her post here.


  1. I'm pleased to see that Disneyland has gotten with it in adding mass plantings of succulents in areas formerly occupied by disposable, water-thirsty bedding plants. I think both your plant IDs are on target.

  2. Your agave IDs are spot on.

    I've never had a desire to go to Disneyland, but maybe I should change my mind now...

  3. Would that count as an armed protest?

  4. I'm glad to see they are using succulents now too, and protesting ones, at that! The only Disney park I've ever been to was the one in Orlando, FL. I honestly don't remember much about their plantings, but I do recall that they had some fabulous water features. Some you could even walk through!


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