Gerhard Bock

Gerhard Bock’s large blue agave (center) awaits its move into a new landscape setting.

Best of Sacramento Connect Home & Garden blogs: Succulents and More

Published: Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

•  Davis succulents expert Gerhard Bock, author of “Succulents and More,” tries to move a gigantic blue agave:

“I hadn’t moved this agave in a long time and was surprised by how heavy it was.... I really like the square terracotta pot this agave was in. The last thing I expected was to have to break it, but that was the only way to get the (32-inch wide) agave out. No amount of pulling and tugging made it budge. Ultimately, it seemed far better to break a $20 pot than to risk damaging a plant that would cost significantly more if you bought it in this size.”

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