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Join us for an in-person meeting at Congregation Beth Israel
Agaves - Species, Hybrids and Cultivars, about the book that takes a deep dive into the world of agaves, both cultivated and in their native habitat. Co-authored with agave expert Jeremy Spath, this 350+ page book offers over 2000 images and informative information about these stunningly beautiful and architectural plants. Cultivars and hybrids are shown and discussed as well as the majority of species.
The presentation will follow 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 talk will show examples of agaves in the landscape as well as those suitable for container culture and discuss pests/diseases as well as propagation. Although the emphasis is on agaves as ornamentals, we will 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 also included are many beautiful photos from contributors such as Bryan Kemble, Jeff Chemnick, Tony Krock, and other knowledgeable enthusiasts.
Jeff will be happy to answer questions and will have books to sell/sign for in-person registrants. They are also available on his website, www.solanasucculents.com.
Presentations begin at 6:45 PM and will also be available via zoom.
Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members, $10 Non-members via zoom
Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel. The parking entrance is off of Golden Haven Drive. If free parking places are full, park in the lower level of paid lot at the far end of the free parking lot and validate your parking ticket at the guard station or outside of the chapel.
If you are unable to attend in person, use the Register link to receive the Zoom link for the meeting. Zoom presentation starts at 6:45
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