Tomorrow is the last Friday of the month, which means a blog post dedicated to some standout plants for April (favs). Originally I planned to include several photos of my Nolina microcarpa, but when I went through the photos I realized I had taken quite a few and didn't want to cut any out. Thus it's getting it's own dedicated post today...enjoy! Here's the plant the day it came home from Cistus Nursery, back in April of 2014...
It was the afternoon of April 8th when I first noticed that something was going on with it, there in the center...
Two days later, April 10th, and it's starting to become more pronounced.
I also started to wonder about this plant being monocarpic, dying after blooming. Several Facebook friends have assured me that's not the case.
And we've leaped ahead to April 17th.
It's obvious this isn't going to be a pretty flower, but rather in the "interesting" camp.
Each one of those buds is a tiny flower waiting to open.
April 19th. Above it looked bluish, that was a trick of the late afternoon light. The whole thing has more of a pink tinge, as you can see here.
April 22nd. I take back what I said about it not being pretty, it actually really is.
I wonder what it will look like as it ages? Will it dry gracefully and remain a decorative bit of the plant? I hoped maybe it meant the plant would branch but after reading up on it I guess that's not possible, although it will form a clump.
And yesterday, April 27th. What a fun show this is, ain't nature grand?
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