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Old 10-05-2020, 05:24 PM   #31
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I usually use paint.net and then re-upload
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:25 AM   #32
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agave week two
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:28 PM   #33
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Getting better, that picture is 17.778" x 13.333".
What kind of tree is that planted next to?
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Old 10-09-2020, 06:49 AM   #34
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This is amazing.
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Old 10-09-2020, 10:59 AM   #35
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The plant is still movable in a big pot but has pretty much outgrown its cart.
So it is parked next to one of two poplar trees that shade my house. I have pruned them to be heavy on the side away from it and cross my fingers in wind storms.
They were big when I moved in almost 50 years ago and the great cooling they provide comes at the price of mucho leaves and a root-bumpy lawn.

I am hoping the flowering process finishes before the first frost.
Recent reading has revealed what an amazingly complex thing that process is.
It does resemble an asparagus spear at this point and is related distantly.
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Old 10-10-2020, 03:36 AM   #36
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This 80-year old Agave plant will be cut down next month. After 80 years of growth at the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, it finally flowered last spring and has now gone into decline. It reached 28 feet tall after a final growth spurt just before it flowered.



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Old 10-11-2020, 05:31 AM   #37
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I am hoping the flowering process finishes before the first frost.
Recent reading has revealed what an amazingly complex thing that process is.
It does resemble an asparagus spear at this point and is related distantly.
Yeah, anytime one of these flowers anywhere it always makes the news because the whole process is so fascinating. It's like a flying saucer landed and left this crazy plant behind.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:09 AM   #38
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:15 AM   #39
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Gaining 1 to 2 inches a day, It has little branch starters inside the new leaves,
It knew how to do this, now we'll see about branches and flowers.
It is using all of its 45 years of storing energy and resources. Reminds me of salmon.
Feeling like Goldilocks with picture size.
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Old 10-15-2020, 02:39 PM   #40
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I hope that pot doesn't tip over from the extra weight on that side.
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:14 PM   #41
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I thought this thing was huge or something...
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:20 PM   #42
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I thought this thing was huge or something...
that's what she said
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:03 PM   #43
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Top of stalk at 9 feet today. Weighs 200-300 pounds. 45 years old. Has pleasant personality.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:42 AM   #44
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I hope that pot doesn't tip over from the extra weight on that side.
The counter-tipping restraint is just visible on the right.
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:54 PM   #45
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Top of stalk at 9 feet today. Weighs 200-300 pounds. 45 years old. Has pleasant personality.
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5'9", weighs 193 lbs, 52 yrs old, could not be made to give a flying fuck.

Freshly overhauled. Never re-potted.

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