My concern is squirrels will love it too much and they really love to wreck shop when there's food involved.
Have you seen the youtube videos of the guy who makes basically a squirrel obstacle course in his back yard. If they can navigate it, they get the birdseed.
And then there is this one:
Was there a huge wad of seeds at the top of the stalk? I would assume that if the plants bloom and then die, there would be abundant seeds? The Cosmos we have planted in our wild flower strip bloom like crazy and we’d have them all over if we did not cut our lawn or pull them up where they are not wanted.I'd like to ask if anyone here has experience with Agave succulents.
Three years ago my wife and I engaged in a large landscaping project around our home. Most of the plants are succulents of various varieties; including five Agaves.
Earlier this year one Agave started sprouting a 3" diameter stalk that topped out at 20 feet tall. A month ago another one, of a different variety, started and now has a stalk that's around 5" in diameter and is currently 6' tall.
The first Agave bloomed slender yellow-green twine-like flowers, while the second one looks it will probably bloom more rounded bell-shaped white flowers.
Since the first Agave's flowers have had their day and died, we were wondering what to do with the stalk; thinking it may still be alive. Doing some online research I was surprised to learn that once an Agave has bloomed, the plant (and stalk) will soon die.
Have to admit learning that is a little sad and disappointing. Was wondering if people here have any personal knowledge about this. Thanks!
Outstanding! Do you sell these?
The Southern Weather disaster seems to have concluded and I’m looking at my once proud:
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Described as hearty in zones 9-11 (we are 9), it remains to be seen if this will rise like the Phoenix or have to be replaced...
These are tubers. Next time, I’ll know to cut it back in advance and cover it up.