Wednesday Vignette 10/12/2016

Seven of the eight Agaves along the driveway wall are going up in flower.  Hey, you there on the end, what you waiting for? 
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  1. Oh my, a whole chorus line of blooming agaves. Maybe the eighth is waiting to welcome the bulbils of his/her friends which will take their places.

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    1. Or s/he is a little late to get into costume!

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  2. What a beautiful sight that is going to be!

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    1. Las Vegas-style buffet for every bee and hummingbird in the neighborhood. :)

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  3. Well that's going to be a remarkable sight to behold! And are you already scheming on what to do in that space when they expire?

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    1. Yes indeed--sample schemes being considered: already have a whole bunch of 'Joe Hoak' offsets, a whole bunch of A. mitis 'Multicolor' bulbils, or perhaps a switch to a much slower growing, elegant Agave like parrasana, or go spectacular with a whole row of ovatifolia 'Vanzie', or trios of different solitary Aloes that bloom in all four seasons, so I have flowers there year round...

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  4. That last one is rebelling since you didn't give it a neighbor. You forced it to be the outcast, so it is. ;)

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    1. Actually it did have a neighbor that bloomed last year. I guess it saw what happened to neighbor and decided to hold off!

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  5. Exciting, but just a little disconcerting - that's a lot of plants to replace all at once! It's Agave desmettiana, isn't it? It seems to be the fastest bloomer among the agaves.

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    1. Yes there is going to be a lot to put in the green bin, and its desmetiana, bulbils from my previous generation. I thought they would last longer. Oh, well...

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  6. I know it's the end for them but what a way to go out. This bed will be spectacular.

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    1. It's going to be quite a show. The bulbil count will be scary!

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  7. I'm sure we can count on you to document this event every step of the way..i's going to be spectacular.I always like an excuse to do a renovation !

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    1. Yes it all must change, whether I want it to or not. They are doing me a favor--or making me more work? Both?

      Hoping for great hummingbird photos from this, setting up a tripod and using the remote shutter.

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  8. Funny how nature works. I have witnessed similar in habitat. Monocarpic plants just know when it is time to reproduce in conjunction with the others.

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    1. Surely they know far more than we give them credit for. I often wonder if they broadcast some sort of chemical to let me know what they need (usually more water).

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