Compact Queen Victoria Agave / Agave victoria-reginae 'Compacta':
The repitition forming this agave rosette my favorite when it snows; thick, triangular leaf sections help. Like a Protea flower.
Big Bend Agave / Agave havardiana:
The last storm dropped 4" of cement-like snow, making for some botanical interest. This storm's precipitation totaled .95", helping December gain 1.93" of precip at the house, 4X wetter than our monthly average. Most high temperatures have run 5-20F below average, with low temps just below average.
Ahhh! So Madrean on this side of the property. ("Google it"):
Is it Desert Candle / Dasylirion leiophyllum or Texas Sotol / D. texanum?
Twistleaf Yucca / Yucca rupicola:
Beaked Yucca / Yucca rostrata, Mtn States' powder-blue selection:
Small (4") terra cotta pots, w/ Mescal / Agave neomexicana pup (L) and Pig's Foot / Cotyledon orbiculata (R):