About Me- Bird on the Border

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I am so blessed to be a wife,mum and a grandma. Our wonderful son and his lovely wife have just had a daughter. My little family complete. My husband and I both work full time. We enjoy travelling, going in our caravan, dining out and spending time with friends and visiting our children whenever we can. Oh shouldn't forget "Tess" the spoilt black kelpie. I love anything country and Shabby Chic and I love patchwork and stitching and getting together with like minded ladies who love to do the same. Just wish I had time to do more. I love catching up with friends over a cup of coffee , and the smell of biscuits cooking in the oven on a rainy day. I enjoy keeping in touch with the many friends I have met through blogging and sharing our sewing and our lives on our blogs. I love going off on stitching retreats and quilting weekends with my quilting buddy and friends. And of course I love the birds in my garden. I also write the blog for our local quilt group Macintyre Quilters which you find on the side bar.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Agave

"I am writing this blog with both anticipation and concern....


My beautiful Agave garden has some flowers and I have been  waiting patiently anticipating the flowers BUT...........................I then  researched and found out .............

Quote......

form rosettes of large, often fleshy leaves, that can have fiercely toothed edges and long spines at the tips. The cream to chrome yellow flowers are borne in clusters on tall branching stems. While flower stems can be spectacular both in size and color, agave rosettes are monocarpic (dying after flowering) though most species produce offsets or pups beforehand. Species with only a few very large rosettes, such as Agave americana, are grown mainly for their foliage and form.


Now I am very sad it is a big patch to fill in my garden.....








It started like this for a few weeks



Now 


Its very slow at opening the buds ....now I know why...

3 comments:

Janice said...

How sad that you will probably lose your agave. Make th most of the flowers while you can.

Susan said...

That is a bit sad, enjoy them while they flower.

Chookyblue...... said...

the flowering last for awhile.......one of my cards is agave flower..........the lady who owned it said that yes they do die after flowering but hers had babies shooting at the base..........the flowers were atleast 1/2 way or more long her flower stem..........enjoy the glorious beauty as it develops......