Posts tagged manfreda variegata

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Austin has had some of the same winter weather that we have this year, but the Texas tuberose, likely Manfreda variegata, have fared much better than mine.  Even though I lost all of the foliage, it should spring back soon.

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Cleon 2013

Opuntia engelmannii
This one looks pretty bad, but (1) it often perks back up and (2) it was already seven feet tall and could use a significant cutting back.

Manfreda variegata
Again, looks can be deceiving.  This one could die all the way back to the ground and would still come back in the spring no problem.

Opuntia microdasys montrose
The Crazy Bunny cactus has been in the garden since the beginning and has seen a lot of crazy Texas weather.  It may look like a mess now, but it will spring back to life in no time.

Opuntia basilaris ‘Baby Rita’
Been there, done that, will be back.

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Manfreda variegata / Texas tuberose

Manfreda variegata / Texas tuberose

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Here’s another shot of the new garden extension including: two Opuntia species in the back, as well as Echinocereus coccineus, with Agave ‘Sharkskin’, A. americana var. medio-picta alba, and Manfreda variegata, or Texas tuberose, in the front.

Here’s another shot of the new garden extension including: two Opuntia species in the back, as well as Echinocereus coccineus, with Agave ‘Sharkskin’, A. americana var. medio-picta alba, and Manfreda variegata, or Texas tuberose, in the front.

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Last night I decided to try doing a linocut print, so tonight I did!

For my “return” (I did printmaking in high school), I decided upon Manfreda variegata, commonly known as the Texas Tuberose, a member of the agave family.

I used an unbacked linoleum, which explains the mediocre edges on the prints, but I’m excited to do more this summer! Overall, I learned I can do finer details next time, the linoleum needs to be backed to make the printing process easier, and that I need to work on my ratio of black to white.

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Manfreda variegata ‘Macho Mocha’ / Texas Tuberose

Manfreda variegata ‘Macho Mocha’ / Texas Tuberose