Here's another of the vintage black and white photos Andrew has gifted me over the years, this one of a blooming "century cactus"...
I thought with all the local Portland excitement over Monte, the blooming Agave montana, it would be fun to see another agave blooming in the public eye. This one is in West Hollywood, CA, where it has to be much more common to see an agave to bloom than it is in Portland, OR.
More common, but the person who made notes on the back of the photo in 1932 seemed to be unfamiliar with them. Oh and by the way, an agave is not a cactus, and the idea it takes one a century to bloom is wrong, It is more like 20-25 years. Also, this poor plant has been very abused. Just look at those hacked back arms!
Weather Diary, May 24: Hi 75, Low 50/ Precip 0
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