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• Davis gardener Gerhard Bock, author of “Succulents and More,” faces up to the cold truth after a killer frost:
“I’ve dreaded writing this post because it meant taking stock of the damage caused by the Arctic system that swept through the West in early December. Fortunately, the situation is nowhere near as dire as I had initially feared …
“So how did my plants fare? The short answer: as expected, with some surprises. Right now, it looks like I only have two total losses. The first one hurts. It’s my beloved Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light.’ All Agave attenuata cultivars are wimpy; their leaves start to sustain damage in the low 30s. In the rush to get things ready (before the frost), I completely forgot to cover my ‘Ray of Light.’ So, it sat there that fateful Friday morning and simply froze to death. ... When I saw it on Saturday, I knew there’s no coming back from something like this.”
Read more (and see photos – and survivors) at: www.succulentsandmore.com