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honestgreensco

Sustainable Gardening. Edible Landscaping and Trees. Permaculture Farm + Nursery. Construction. Ag. Consulting; on UTube Etsy: https://etsy.me/2EBS2J0

Agave Americana 'Marginata'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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honestgreensco

Agave getting ready to flower 🌸 It will soon cast a huge stalk, sometimes as high as a telephone poll, with hundreds of blossoms to try and attract pollinator bats. Their hope is they are pollinated and their seeds spread through the wind to new areas to make new agaves. The new agaves that sprout are actually genetically different, promoting biodiversity. #agave #maguey #agriculture #sembrador #fall #garden #gardening #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur

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honestgreensco

#landscaping #landscaper #permaculture #droughttolerant

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kez001uk

Looks like a giant asparagus spear 😂 look forward to seeing the flowers when they open 😛

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honestgreensco

@kez001uk 😂😂 never thought of that you are right haha! Yes. The flowers are beautiful. Ive always admired them from far, but im going to try and smell its flowers this year ! Very curious lol

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janetandjim

Will the mother plant die after the bloom? I can’t wait to see more photos of the bloom.

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honestgreensco

@janetandjim yes unfortunately, but it will give dozens of pups and thousands of seeds before doing so, really ends with a bang 😎

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kez001uk

@honestgreensco googled it and it’s quite a thing of beauty when it opens! Hope it smells as good as it looks 😋

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janetandjim

@honestgreensco please keep posting photo updates!

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honestgreensco

@janetandjim ill try to remember 😄

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honestgreensco

@kez001uk ill let you know haha, yes its so beautiful, the pollinators love it so it must smell like something nice haha

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kez001uk

@honestgreensco like critter catnip 😂

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honestgreensco

@kez001uk 😂 have you seen the cartoon futurama? They had a cool smeloscope concept, i wish i could see what plants smelled with some glasses haha

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