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lovestogarden

My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Agave Americana

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lovestogarden

Agave? Just digging left from this clump. 😌. Got to stop. Heat of the day is up. 🏜

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juffertje-in-het-groen

Get some rest, champ 💪

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lovestogarden

Resting! 🚰☕ @juffertje-in-het-groen

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terrimclaughlin

I posted an Agave for you.@terrimclaughlin

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terrimclaughlin

And I'm noticing all these posts of concern my friend so sometimes we have to be first and our plants have to wait! Just think if you get sick again or whatever the problem is than guess what will happen to all your babies out in your yard????????

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lovestogarden

I saw the post Terri of your Agave Americana. They are a pretty plant. I will be keeping one of these pups in a pot. I promise to not over due...temps are going up this week and through the weekend. I don't like hot. 😎 @terrimclaughlin

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terrimclaughlin

@lovestogarden you better take it easy or a few of us will have to come over and take away your keys to your shed?? (Figure of speech) with our luck the tools are in the garage lol. Seriously though just think about what I said if you do get sick again than who would care for all your beautiful things love ya. Silly girl🤣😂😂. Take care now there's always tomorrow

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana #progress #gardenmakeoverlovestogarden

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lovestogarden

#SouthernCalifornia #California

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lovestogarden

http://mezcalphd.com/2013/03/how-many-varieties-of-agave-can-be-used-to-make-mezcal-take-2/

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lovestogarden

😨 found it... 😒

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juffertje-in-het-groen

Man:0 - Nature:1 😛

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana #sprinklerhead

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lovestogarden

#SouthernCalifornia #California

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lovestogarden

Inside this clump of Agave is a sprinkler hub.

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juffertje-in-het-groen

It grew around the sprinkler? Wow

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lovestogarden

Yes, Eve. Well, actually I have not found the pipe yet, just the sprinkler hub. While digging the roots, I will be on the lookout. @juffertje-in-het-groen

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juffertje-in-het-groen

Oh my.. And the clump of roots in the other photo looked huge! Good luck! Plants are ridiculous sometimes 😮😩

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lovestogarden

Yes, this is old and giant, but at least it is not Yucca!! 🤗 @juffertje-in-het-groen

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana #progress #gardenmakeoverlovestogarden

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lovestogarden

#SouthernCalifornia #California

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lovestogarden

A.K.A. Sentry Plant for good reason: Top thorn is 1.25", side thorns face each other and the mature leaves measure just over 4'! The tallest plant was 5' tall at about 10 years old. I counted about 40 pups around this. #centuryplant #agaveamericana #succulant #cactus

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columbiariver

Oh my. That looks like it could hurt Janice.

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bluebees

in Palm Beach Fl. A few of the mansions had those planted under all the windows. We commented how brilliant it was to plant those, cheap burglar deterrent...

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ShelleySnyder

@lovestogarden DANGEROUS!!😨

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SikoMa

They are wicked 😈

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brightcolours

#agave #progress #thorn #ouch #beware

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lovestogarden

#SouthernCalifornia #California

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lovestogarden

It took me a few hours with my neighbor's chainsaw. Now I have hives everywhere the sap touched me and two very large punctures. I guess it is getting back at me. FYI, the sap is "highly poisonous when ingested and causing severe skin irritation" with contact. #centuryplant #succulent #agaveamericana

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columbiariver

I hope you've got that off of you. What a job. Good work lady!

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ShelleySnyder

@lovestogarden 😲😨😲😨😢

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alovealoe

Oh no! I hope you're feeling better.

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kipcott

What a monster 😨😨

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SikoMa

Are you makin some Tequila? 😂🤣

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lovestogarden

There is enough sap inside this, boy, the tequila I could make. I did not think this was the correct source...if only. 🤔 @SikoMa

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SikoMa

Yeah, I think it is made from the blue agave plant, sadly😭😭😭

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lovestogarden

It is better this way, Dar. I really can't take on one more project without going a bit 😵 @SikoMa

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SikoMa

So what are ya gonna put there?

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lovestogarden

I think I will add more Succulents and mix in some hollyhocks, geraniums and a few large rocks to make it more interesting. First I have to fix the sprinklers as this cactus has encased/broken a fair bit. @SikoMa

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SikoMa

Oh, I can't wait to see the progress😄

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lovestogarden

It took me a few hours with my neighbor's chainsaw. Now I have hives everywhere the sap touched me and two very large punctures. I guess it is getting back at me. FYI, the sap is "highly poisonous when ingested and causing severe skin irritation" with contact.

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SikoMa

Benadryl and I hope you feel better soon. Hives are no fun at all.🤕

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lovestogarden

Yes, thank you, Dar. I have stopped itching. Second go around with this I wore thick clothes to cover completely. I might learn the hard way, but at least I learn. 🐂 @SikoMa

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SikoMa

Glad you're feelin better Janice.

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana #progress #gardenmakeoverlovestogarden #sap #poisonous #beware

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lovestogarden

Do not be sad at my demolition. My neighbor has a baby that will be walking soon and this was WAY TOO DANGEROUS to leave. I was going to trim and fence the largest, but that would have been an invitation. I plan to keep the one that is still standing and put it in a pot.

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ripjuju

I understand, my neighborhood is full of kids I had to do the same to my two very tall cacti.

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columbiariver

Smart thing to do Janice and Judy. Incredible things aren't they? @ripjuju

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bluebees

you go go girl..

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SikoMa

OK, I'll say it... Or your neighbor could teach their child to stay in their own yard or to stay away from "bad things." You're so much nicer than I am.

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lovestogarden

Dar, I just know that if my boys were young, out it would come. As painful as the thorns are to be punctured with and the hives,....enough. This is worse than "bad", it is "evil"! @SikoMa

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SikoMa

I hear ya. There is lots of evil in this world, we can't destroy it all, but we can try to avoid it an learn to stay away from it. OK, I'm sorry Janice. I am done preaching on your post. I hope I didn't offend you. I am sorry if I did. You are a sweet person.

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lovestogarden

I don't know about me being sweet, Dar, but no, you did not offend me at all. I am for not building a bubble world for children, but they do need rules and a wold to become wise in. Too many safety net are going to leave a generation unprepared for the future. These safety playgrounds are ridiculous. Really, no merry-go-round!?! Ok, whose is preaching now?!! @SikoMa 😀

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SikoMa

Yes, you are very sweet. And I totally agree. Preach it sista🙌

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana #progress #gardenmakeoverlovestogarden

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lovestogarden

#upclose

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana

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SikoMa

#internationalweekend #usnative

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brightcolours

#agave #agaveamericana

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