Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Beauty of the Almonds


  1. Nice blog. Found it via biobees. that huge blue agave your standing in front of takes me back home. I grew up in Arizona, where agaves are native. Yours looks like a classic tequila agaves. Wait till it flowers. It will put up one huge tall flowers stalk. Your bees will notice. Unfortunately, after it flowers. it will die, but usually there are offshoots to start over again. Nice blog.

  2. That's my wife standing there! I'm the one taking the photo. Click on the photo to enlarge it and you will see the fallen remains of the old Agave flower stalks. I have never seen honeybees on the flowers but it is visited by huge black bees that I call B52's. I think the Agave was brought back from Mexico with the 'Conquistadores' and is now a normal and ubiquetous part of the landscape. Thanks for your comment.