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Weekend Update

September 4, 2011

Hey, buds!

Because this was a very busy Saturday, my first chance to check out our agave mulitifilifera‘s latest developments came at dusk … and what developments! Dozens of tiny, plump bud-couples have appeared along the stalk, each with a whisker-like fiber between them (click the photo twice to see them clearly). Covering more than half the stalk’s length, if each bud produces a pink/green blossom the display will be amazing! I could easily see that the stalk itself was taller, too. But how much had it grown?

Big five-oh

This past Tuesday the stalk measured 38″ … today it was a foot longer, a full 50″ … At this rate the stalk will soon surpass my own height. I’ll post next on this agave when the first blossom appears and, perched precariously on my stepladder, give a final stalk measurement. Until then …

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2011 4:32 pm

    Your sea of pebbles surrounding the agave look familiar.
    Much like paths in my garden;-)
    I like the look of the agave set off by the texture surrounding it!
    Such fun to monitor the stalk as it shoots skyward…

    • reubix1 permalink*
      September 6, 2011 4:42 pm

      I love the anticipation of waiting for the flowers! …

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