Agave Maria!

She did it!!! She’s bloomed!

The lovely Agave plant which has captured our attention with her determination has outwitted latitude and climate (and frost) to reach a height of about 20 feet and bloomed!

As you know from previous posts, agaves only bloom once before they die. And as you can see here, her energy is definitely waning in comparison with her sister plants.

It’s been such an interesting process to watch. I have found myself drawn to visit and check on her. And I’m not alone. Whenever I pop by, she is always busy entertaining company.

Well, good for her. She’s done her job. And along the way, has given us all a little lesson in botany as well as in the power of hope.

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15 thoughts on “Agave Maria!

  1. pierrmorgan August 19, 2018 / 2:03 am

    That’s so exciting! Lovely photos. She is beautiful.

    • JanetRimmington August 19, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Very true. I hope and expect the folks at the Gardens will save the seeds she sets. And maybe soon, heaps of baby agaves! That will be fun!

  2. sustainabilitea August 19, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Impressive…and a very cute title. ๐Ÿ™‚

    janet

  3. Janet August 19, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Great post. Interesting to see her at her most beautiful.

    • JanetRimmington August 19, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks! Sheโ€™s certainly developed into a Grande Dame.

  4. Osyth August 20, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    There you have it … a life not in vain, a brave life, a determined life and a life that has been shared, by you, with us and which, speaking for me but I suspect for many of your readers, has effected me more than a little. She is quite the allegory for a life well lived.

  5. Julie@frogpondfarm August 23, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Now isnโ€™t she clever! It amazes me the way they do this .. Such a super show

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