Agave Bloom Retrospective

December 2009 in mature glory:
Agave desmetiana
September 2011: 
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October 2011:
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November 2011:
Agave desmetiana bloom stalk

Agave buds
April 2012:
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August 2012:
Agave desmetiana 


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October 2012.  Her journey is complete...   
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...her journey continues!

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Comments

  1. Talk about a long running show! Thanks for the memories...

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    1. At times I felt like Frodo trying to carry the Ring to Mordor. ;^)

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  2. Whoa--I feel like I landed on another planet, coming to your blog. Far out plant! I love it.

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    1. It's great seeing other climates, isn't it? So much is different, yet so much is the same (still hurts digging up stuff).

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  3. That's really neat, although a bit sad. It will be even cooler the next time you do a "lifetime" post about this plant because you'll have it from baby all the way through.

    Is that orange (terra cotta?) chair comfortable? It's such a nice look. I suppose it can't be that comfy if a pile of bulbils are being used as a cushion. :-)

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    1. Taking a bulbil from bulbil to next gen bulbil will be amazing indeed. Yes the chair is ridiculously comfortable. Cushion not even required. I just didn't want Cuddles tripping over that pile of bulbils and falling, so I put them up there.

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  4. OMG what great angles and shots what a treat...thank you

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  5. Love the re-cap. In the UK agave flowers behave a bit differently. They start at roughly the same time of year and grow as much as they can before winter kicks in, then just stop. Come spring they start again and finish off flowering.
    And how are all the babies doing in the agave nursery?

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    1. I imagine that is what they do in nature when growing at 6000 ft above sea level, gets cold there too.

      The babies are doing fabulous, thanks for asking! They are not only rooted but growing new leaves already.

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  6. So cool! I'm going to have to do a similar post when mine finishes stalking/blooming/dying.

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    1. Yes, please do. It's a lot of fun to see the progression.

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  7. I almost hate to see aloes bloom for fear of the gap in the planting it foreshadows. Nice to see the next generation taking up where the previous one left off, though! By the way, that Bubble Chair has always looked like it would be a terrific accent in the garden. But is it comfortable to sit in? I've been eyeing them for many years now.

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    1. Bubble chair amazingly comfortable--no cushion required! I love it. Mine has cracked where the arm meets the seat; apparently that is their vulnerable point. I think either filling the entire thing with sand or keeping them totally out of the sun will make them last longer. I got 11 years out of mine before the crack, now trying to figure out how to fix it.

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