02 October 2012

A Foot a Week

My estimate, based on online research, that the agave's bloom spike would grow about a foot a week has proven pretty accurate.

Here it was two weeks ago, when I first discovered the bloom spike:

And last week:

And, once again, today:

And as an artsy close-up:

And, for kicks, looking like a palm tree (the same picture, but upside-down):

Although the blooming portends death for our beloved agave, I have learned that the bloom-and-die process could stretch out as long as a year.  So, although I won't bore you with updates every other week, there should be plenty of time to document this miracle of the plant world.

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