Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What A Difference A Few Weeks Makes

Back on May 25th I posted a photo one of the agave plants in my yard. It was in that phase of life where it started to flower and sprouted one of those tall thick asparagus-like spears. It seems to grow up in the span of a week or so, So I snapped a photo. Then this week I noted it had grown taller but also sprouted flowers. The photo here at the top left is the most current state, and below is the photo I posted on May 25th. Pretty cool huh? It's just another one of the things I enjoy about living in a desert climate. Things do strange things at times! Well that's all for now. Right now I'm just spoilin' for the holiday weekend!

above: this is the photo I posted on May 25th when I last wrote about this.


Anonymous said...

I love the way plants just do what they need to do, rather then what they are trained to do, in your landscape. I think plants, like people, thrive best when they are free to grow at there own pace.

Desert Songbird said...

When you consider there are some varieties of animal life who live a 24 hour life cycle just after a storm, the desert becomes a fascinating place.

grace said...

very cool. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

beautiful, it looks like what we have here in florida called a century plant.

smiles, bee

Kathy said...

Very, very cool! Our yuccas get no where near this tall. I love seeing them when we're out in San Diego! The symmetry is what fascinates me, I think.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE the Agave Stalk and Flowers....I had two HUGE Agave's of a different type than yours that flowered in the summer of 2007...It was FANTASTIC! I have never seen so many Hummingbirds....!
Also, because mine were so big it took about 9 months for the stalks to grow to their full height and the flowers were soooo Abundant...Well, I took a lot of pictures of the whole process....!
The plant dies once it is completely done flowering, but it does give of little new babies!


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