Agave Update

Last month I shared the story of our local celebrity Agave plant. You might recall that this momma plant set up her once-in-a-lifetime flower stalk a wee bit early in the season. When she quickly out grew her greenhouse in the Halifax Public Gardens, she had to me moved outside into some very chilly temps. She attracted National attention as we all crossed our fingers for her.

Just after I shared the post with you, we suffered some pretty seriously freezing temps. It cold enough to pretty much wipe out the wine grape crop and half the blueberry crop (just to name a few) province-wide.

We worried.

Her flower stalk completely stopped growling. It was even reported that the Agave had suffered too much and had, in fact, died before she could bloom.

We mourned.

But! Look!!

Just when we’d abandoned hope, she rallied! And today, a closer look suggests that she is ready to bloom!

At least, that’s how it looks to me.

It’s nice to see that she has lots of company in her garden bed now. Including two sister agaves.

I’m going to have to drive into town next week to check again. I’ll be expecting some flowers.

Stay tuned….

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10 thoughts on “Agave Update

  1. the eternal traveller June 17, 2018 / 12:16 am

    What a survival story. She’s quite triffid-like. I’ll be interested to see what the flowers look like.

    • JanetRimmington June 17, 2018 / 12:18 am

      Me too!!! Iโ€™m so impressed. Sheโ€™s a trooper. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Osyth June 17, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    What a wonder-woman Mamma Agave is! I canโ€™t wait to see her blooms – I canโ€™t even imagine what they will be like and I wonโ€™t cheat by looking them up … I shall wait for your update with baited breath!

    • JanetRimmington June 18, 2018 / 12:26 am

      Haha! Well! I certainly think you should breathe. But I’m with you! Looking forward to see the flower(s). I’m so impressed with her determination.

  3. Linda June 18, 2018 / 12:21 am

    I look forward to your pictures when she blooms!

  4. Woo-hoo! I can’t wait to see what you discover. Yes, that sudden change in temps either way can be devastating for plants. I lost 1/2 my pink fairy roses in the frontscape to the freak April ice storm. However, once I cut way back, I found some new growth at the bottom. They will survive, but it looks pretty lopsided at the moment, like an inch worm on the move. Up down, up down. ๐Ÿ˜€

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