Tuesday, January 09, 2007
agave flower followup

Here is a small update on the continuing growth of that Agave Flower I told you about....the Missile-Like looking stalk as it has developed so far....The flowers themselves won't be visible for a while yet....the picture above is about 15 days after the original pictures I posted....

And this next one is a closer look at the stalk..... What I love about this close-up is that you can see the tiny beginning of one of the flowers that will be forthcoming...it looks like a baby agave in this picture above....

And then yesterday, here is a far away shot with the garden below and the city in the background, looking south....this flower stalk is growing slowly but surely, every day.... And below, coming in a little bit closer....but looking west this time.... I love those Aloe Flowers in the foreground....such a rich beautiful color...

And one more coming in really close so you can see how the leaves of the stalk kind of wrap around each other...looking truly like an asparagus.... I will be documenting this wonderful flower-to-be as it continues to grow and amaze....it really does look like an asparagus and good enough to eat, don't you think....?

And last but not least, I love this next picture...everything in silouette....the aloes and in front of them, that stately stalk growing peacefully as the sun begins to go down in the west....






More To Come......









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29 Comments:
had this to say:

Glad to see you posting your collection again. Missed them for a awhile.

Cheers to your day!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:01:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

As ever, those are great pics. It is lovely to watch this flower grow through your posts. Nature is amazing! Considering how big this flower stalk is, it does not surprise me that the plant dies afterwards. It must put all it's energy into this final act.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:03:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I always love your photo's in your garden.. if the "city" wasn't in the background you'd never think you were so close to it!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 7:01:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I have never seen aloes in bloom before, Naomi. I would not have guessed their blooms would be red - but I don't know why...LOL. Seems like they should be pink or lavender, for some reason. I look forward to seeing the progression of the agave blooms. So far, it really does look like asparagus.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 10:36:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Marisa
had this to say:

Ahhhhhh shall I get the prosciutto and hollandaise sauce ready for the asparagus? Absolutely envious of your garden and your photography skills as well. Can't wait for spectacular flower show.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 2:17:00 PM PST 

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Agave? Is that not the tequila plant? It is beautiful. I have a aloe. It's tiny. Course with all this global warming I may be able to grow tropicals in a few years. Scary.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 2:19:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Shall I get the prosciutto & hollandaise sauce ready for the asparagus? Joking aside I cant wait for the flower show it will be spectacular as your photography.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 2:20:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

The Star Trek of flowers and never snow.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 3:54:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Awesome pictures...
On the one you said looks like asparagus...well ermmmm...I had to pull my head out of the gutter there because It looked like something else to me...baaaad cat...
Anyway what was I talking about?
Oh yes, the plant, I can't wait till it blooms I bet it will be spectacular.
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 4:52:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I think my heart skipped a beat in anticipation when i saw there were plant photos! Yay!

I can't wait to watch it grow. :)

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:38:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Do I need to say more than I'll stay tuned to follow this exciting devellopment. Thanks to your words and photos.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:38:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Very cool! Can I come spend the winter with you? It looks so sunny and warm. It was cold today and we had some flurries a little while ago.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 6:55:00 PM PST 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

I've been watching the news just a little today and see that there have been terrible fires in Malibu. I certainly hope you and your home are safe from these....

Those Santa Ana winds are horrible.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 8:23:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

i thought it looked rather phallic.... sorry... gutter mind...

but i wanted to come over here and tell you that as soon as i heard the news of the fires, i immediately thought of you! i'm not even sure how close you are to them but i thought about you and hoped you were ok!
i know those houses were big and beautiful! i've walked down malibu beach... back in the day... beeeee----u-tiiii-ful there!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 8:24:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

You have such a spectacular view. And your lovely flowers give the view a beautiful accent:-). Thank you for sharing..
Have a wonderful evening

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 8:42:00 PM PST 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

Beautiful!!!! I am still waiting for my little flower to unfold, is it so much fun to do the follow up!
And today I am happy blogger is letting me comment. Not only that, I can access my blog, lol!
Have a happy day, OOLOH!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 12:10:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Beautiful pictures as usual. You can actually make a home and garden magazine with your beautiful pictures and descriptions

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 7:52:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Gorgeous! I ask myself a lot, what am I doing living in Boston with the winter cold and all, when I could be living in paradise?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 8:19:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I am so envious of your beautiful garden...I love the photos of the city peering around the plants!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 10:53:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Amazing pictures Naomi! And the sky is so beautiful, is so blue! I agree with Deslily, so wonderful have the city so close to you!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1:03:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Great photos, and such an unusual looking plant.
Very anxious to see the flowers that come forth.
Amazing how the plant dies after....nature is just so amazing.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 2:35:00 PM PST 

Anonymous suburbanlife
had this to say:

Wonderful photos. The plant is so much like a beautiful sculpture, and its stem builds up the drama to the unfolding of the flower with such delicate intricacy. i can hardly wait to see a picture of the blossom - it will be a true AHA moment, this sighting!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 3:42:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I\'m anxous to see the flower!!

Lovely photos, as usual.

Suddenly, I\'m craving artichokes and asparagus. That plant reminds me of both of them.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 4:32:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I thought asparagus as soon as I saw the picture!! This is quite amazing. I enjoy watching as they grow and I'll be anxious to see the flower!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 5:28:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

In the 3rd picture, the tree with orange leaves, are those changed orange for autumn? Or are they always orange? They're such a pretty color. And I love the orange of the aloe plants too. They're such a nice contrast with the cactus.
The agave flower is amazing. I can't wait to see it bloom. Regardless of how many pictures you take, I never tire of looking at them.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 6:14:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ohhh....They are so lovely. Makes you feel like you're in paradise.
Thanks for passing by.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 8:38:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ohhhh.... They're so lovely. Looks like you're in paradise.
Thanks for passing by.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 8:40:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Thanks Naomi,
Great pictures. Looking forward to seeing the sequence as the flowers come out.
:-)
Della

Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 11:40:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ohhhhhh boy! It's really gettin' up there now! I can't WAIT to see it DO IT'S THING!!!

Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 7:00:00 PM PST 

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