Monday, March 26, 2007
Spring is busting out all over
But nowhere else quite as literally as at the Botanical Gardens, where, in addition to their glorious spring flower show (some caveats—more on that later), this American agave plant is putting on a display of its own. The gardeners have removed one of the greenhouse panels so that the agave stalk can grow as high as it wants and then bloom.
Then, I guess it dies. But my other guess is that once the stalk gets high enough and well away from the warmth of the greenhouse, it's not going to be too happy with our April in Buffalo temps. I can live with highs in the 50s, no prob, but a plant usually found in a desert climate might want things a bit warmer, at least in the daytime. And highs in the 50s is a best case scenario at this time of year.
It would be cool to see this blooming, high above the Gardens, but I don't think so.