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August 30, 2011

The view

My agave multifilifera‘s new flower stalk is a certified overachiever. Only supposed to reach 16″ in length, it’s now 38″ tall and shows no sign of stopping.

When we first noticed it a week ago (click here), it was only 6″ long … now it’s more than 6 times that! Anyone care to hazard a guess as to when it tops out?

I’m getting antsy for the pink/green flowers that’re supposed to appear; I’ll post new photos on Saturday. Thanks to Rancho’s at-home correspondent, Paul,  for measurements and photo.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. dave in Toronto permalink
    August 30, 2011 4:48 pm

    But this is sad, because it will die soon after it flowers, right?

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 30, 2011 4:55 pm

      Weeellll, I haven’t actually read that that’s the case yet … so I’m hoping it’s not. **crosses fingers**

  2. Judith nelson permalink
    August 30, 2011 5:25 pm

    Just a question: do you give tours of your home & property? Do you participate in ArtWalk First Thursdays? Thanks for the beautifully-photographed and descriptive posts!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 30, 2011 5:46 pm

      Hi, Judith… well, we’ve been known to offer an impromptu tour here and there … and, we were a stop on the Riverside Flower Show garden tour this past April … I’ve never thought of being part of First Thursday, however. It’s an interesting idea, but that day’s my most fraught at the office and I get home too late to arrive in anything other than a surly mood.

      I appreciate the compliments, thanks!

  3. August 30, 2011 11:57 pm

    Maybe you would consider the Riverside Co Medical Center Garden Tour, if 1st Thursdays aren’t good for you. Hmmmmm, he said. As for the agave, I have one succulent that puts up a stalk but it takes weeks for it to bloom, it seems. Maybe that’s just my impatience (impatiens?!) talking.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 31, 2011 2:26 am

      Hey, Kim, I was told about this medical center garden tour during the other … but it’ll be a while before I do another; it’s just soooo much work! I enjoyed being part of the other immensely; I just need time to build up steam again … next time your succulent blooms send me a pic, I’d love to see it!

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