"To Boldly Grow Where No Man Had Lawn Before"
That is a beautiful agave. It's a shame that the plant dies after flowering. Glad to hear the babies are thriving though.Amy
Kind of a sad ending...
I used to think it was sad, until I witnessed the whole process--the bees and hummingbirds getting so much nectar and pollen, the offsets thriving. Now I realize it is not sad at all, but a phoenix-like renewal. It's been beautiful to watch, really.
Are these the same desmettianas that began sending up their bloom spikes last September? I have one that just started its spike, and I'm trying to figure out how long until I lose it (and have, hopefully, hundreds of babies to rehome). I'm in Austin, though, which might also affect things.Thanks a bunch! Your pictures are beautiful.
Goodness gracious! It's been an entire year long process! I hadn't realized they started a year ago. Wow. Your comment prompted me to look back at old posts, and I was shocked at the date, 9/13/2011. http://pieceofeden.blogspot.com/2011/09/agave-desmettiana-begins-to-bloom.htmlYes those are indeed the same desmettianas. Wow. A whole year of bloom. Amazing, eh?
Always interested in your thoughts!