Remember that large agave that I bought? Now it is huge! It keeps producing babies too, so soon I’ll be able to protect my entire family using those leathal, prickly plants to keep enemies and unwanted visitors away😜😝🤭 (the other agave, the one from seed, is still tiny)
My agave made #fromseed (the one and only I managed to produce from a whole packet of seeds) is also still with us. It is right next to my favorite (indoor) coffee spot, so I see it every day, and I didn't think it had grown at all - until I went through old GT pictures today. It won't ever be called a fast grower, but it is quietly doing its thing and perhaps next year will bring another leaf.
I love - and hate - how this agave is in no hurry to release and fold down each leaf (or what ever those octopus-like arms should be called). Whenever I am anxious and feel like everything is moving too fast for me, I try to imagine this little (well...) slow poke -- I'll get there when I get there.
I love it @gjones, and I really hope I manage to keep it alive! Mold and rot can be a problem in the orangery if I'm not careful. It is a tricky balance sometimes, with ensuring that plants are sufficiently dried up before storage, while at the same time avoiding that they die from thirst.
I'm a bit ashamed to admit what I've done here, because I had decided I wouldn't do something so extravagant. But it was on sale -50%. And it felt like I was rescuing it, because it was so in need for a new pot and some care (see next photo)
Since we're imagining things that cannot be: With my track record, you should probably send actual plants instead of seeds🤣🤣🤣 I don't seem to do well with seeds @brightcolours, but I'll get it right eventually if I just keep practising. And I WILL have that huge agave one day, either if this one (by some miracle) survives, or I'll think of something else.
What would I love to be able to grow easily? Deciduous trees with stunning autumnal foliage. Peonies. And other bulbs. Instead my garden is filled with easy care plants, particularly those with good foliage that provide year round interest.
Tree seedlings simply appear like magic around here. Almost invisible until the leaves unfold, and then suddenly it can feel like an invasion and I can totally see that could be considered a problem (for gardeners less crazy than I am). I wouldn't say I grow peonies easily, but I do grow them, and the sight of those red tips in springtime, there is nothing like it! I'd love to send you glorious fiery trees and the experience of red wonders pushing through soggy dirt! Happy Sunday! @brightcolours
After @gjones gave me the idea (always good to have someone to blame, right?), I bought and sowed the seeds on February 14th, and now this happened! I guess it might take a while for it to grow into that huge, architectual thing that I'm really dreaming of, but at least it's a start!