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Old 06-10-2012, 05:25 PM
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Default Agave salmiana in flower.

Hi, All.
Started new tread to show how my A.salmiana flower spike is doing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:43 AM
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Cool.
I like your agave spike through-the-roof pictures...
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:31 PM
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You need a shot of the front of the green house with it instead of a chimney. Back up a bit. Give us some perspective..... Here I go , directing the photography. It irritates my husband too.

Nice close ups. Thank you.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:18 PM
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Hi, wantonamara.

Scale. From the top of the wall to the gutter is 7ft. So inside the glasshouse it is about 8ft to the gutter and 11ft to the ridge.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:22 PM
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Pretty cool.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:02 PM
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Looking absolutely spectacular. It is always pleasure to see Agaves in blooms, and especially here in the UK.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:45 PM
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Surrealistic! Where's Monty Python when you need him?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:43 PM
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Default July 17th Flowers open

Hi, All.
The first flower have opened, weather outlook better for the rest of them.
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Sweet! I love the color contrast from buds to flowers, and the big bracts.

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:18 PM
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Some better weather now to help the flowers open. My hand there for scale.
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Wow! I love the shot of the greenhouse, inflorescence and the panel of glass missing to see some of the plant...amazing!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:42 PM
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More flower out. This last photo shows how big they are.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:53 PM
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Plant being to shrivel near the core.
Picture with steps going back a few month. For those who have not seen how big it is.
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Hi, All.
The flower spike has Topped out and lower one look to have set some seed pods.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:00 PM
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Nice shot of the flowers above the roof!

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It will be a nice plant to keep seeds of and propagate - that wonderful 'coarctata' form is one of the best Agave salmiana types in circulation in the UK. Good stuff.
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Geoff,

Great series, thank you. It looks like you'll be able to get a free Christmas tree out of things, too.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:47 PM
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Hi, All.

Winters coming so will have to think about cutting a branch or two off soon.
But inside the glasshouse I started to cut a few leaves off then found another offset with a flower stem, I have already seen one before and was able to cross pollinate it with an offset on the titanota, and I have some seed pods set on that titanota that look fat, that's a good sign when crossing.
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