Friday, April 19, 2013

Almost Blooming Agave

Almost Blooming Agave by Teri DC
Almost Blooming Agave, a photo by Teri DC on Flickr.
Here is an agave that is giving its lasts hurrah. They live for twenty years looking like the lower part of this image then in the twentieth year they send up this center. It takes a few months from the time it starts growing, getting the side buds then flowers. When it is all done blooming the plant dies.
However, there are new babies along the base to continue the process.

Sorry for the poor scan but the page is 9x12 inches and it doesn't quite fit in the scanner.


  1. This is lovely. I especially like the lettering. Just remember most plants don't die, they just go to seed. :)

  2. Thanks Joy. I know most plants just go to seed but this literally dies and small plants grow out the side.

  3. Beautiful color and interesting composition!

  4. That's beautifully done, Teri! HUGE agave!

  5. Thanks. Yes it is huge. About 20 ft high.


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