February Meeting – Speaker: Jeff Moore – Agaves

When?
February 24, 2022
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA

Our speaker, Jeff Moore will present on his recently published book coauthored with Jeremy Spath, Agaves – Species, Hybrids and Cultivars. He writes “The presentation follows the flow of the book, with most of the powerpoint images from the book itself. The majority of the species are covered, with images both in habitat (when possible) and in cultivation. There is also a chapter on established and new hybrids, as well as the relatively new phenomenon of mangaves. The book/talk will show examples of agaves in the landscape as well as those suitable for container culture, discusses pests/diseases as well as propagation. Although the emphasis is on agaves as ornamentals, we take a look at the history of agaves as commercial plants, for fiber, food, and of course the genus’ most well known byproduct – tequila and mescal. From an ornamental perspective, there are some beautiful detailed images of agave spines and imprinting, as well as some of the more impressive variegated and collector forms. Most of the images were taken by the authors, but we also have included many beautiful photos from contributors such as Bryan Kemble, Jeff Chemnick, Tony Krock, and other knowledgable enthusiasts.”  Jeff has owned and operated Solana Succulents since 1992.  It is a small retail specialty nursery, and he carries as much of the rare and unusual as possible, along with more common and colorful succulents. The agave book will be his fifth self-published book about succulents

 

 


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