Sunday, July 26, 2020

Video: Agaves In Our Garden

I haven't done a lot of videos for this blog because doing it right is a fairly substantial time commitment. However, I agreed to do a video tour of the agaves in our garden for the July Zoom meeting of the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society. 

The video was supposed to be no longer than 5 minutes, but even though I was rushing—and left out all the mangaves—it still clocks it at 8+ minutes.

I've decided to share this video here because it might be of interest to many of you. It's a bit rushed and anything but professional, but it shows most of the agaves in the ground in our garden. 

Be sure to click “Watch on YouTube” and select the highest resolution.


Enjoy!


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22 comments:

  1. Well done! You may have felt rushed but you didn't sound it. I knew you had a lot of agaves but I still underestimated just how many varieties you have.

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    1. Thanks, Kris. There probably is another dozen agave species here and there :-)

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  2. Oh wow - it's great seeing all your agaves in moving and living color. You managed to get in a few mangaves as well. Would love seeing more of them someday.

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    1. I had originally included all the mangaves as well but the video ended up being much too long. I'll do a separate video tour of my mangaves soon.

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    2. Oh, I wanted to add that though you did not sound rushed at all, but so my brain could better process what you said AND see the plant I played the video at .75 speed. It worked great!

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    3. Excellent tip about slowing down the playback speed!

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  3. Excellent video! Can't wait for Mangaves! They are my favorites.

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  4. Lots to look at, thanks for the tour.

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  5. I really enjoyed your video Gerhard. You have so many great plants and it was nice to see it all on the video screen since the panning shots show the whole space. Also great to hear your voice.

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    1. It's weird hearing my own voice. Ugh. I was going to hire Morgan Freeman to do the voiceover, but he wasn't available on such short notice :-)

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  6. All I can say is wow, wow, wow. Thanks for sharing your amazing agave garden.

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  7. Looks great, Gerhard, and nice to hear your voice.

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    1. Thanks, Hoov! Looking forward to hearing your voice in person when this nightmare is over!

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  8. Amazing agave collection. What a treat! Thanks, Gerhard!

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    1. Thank goodness agaves are so easy to care for, otherwise I'd go crazy.

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  9. You have such an excellent collection! So many new hybrids and unusual species. Your last panning shot of the street side garden put it in context and showed how very beautiful the view must be for the passerby. Doing videos is a great way to make a archival reference, along with photographs of course. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You make a good point about archiving. I really should do videos more often. There's nothing better to give immediate context.

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  10. Oh, wow, this was great fun! Not long OR rushed. I believe how you can just belt out the names of all the agave in your garden... impressive collection. I love the tour.

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  11. I finally had a chance to watch this...fantastic! I felt like I was visiting your garden again.

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