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Agave Erection!

Agave Erection!

Look at my Agave’s magnificent erection!

This one loves the “Witch’s Cauldron” and is the best Agave I have in my collection. Unfortunately though, this erection means that after it flowers it will die 🙁 but not without first giving its viewer (and the bees) much pleasure!

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The Witch’s Cauldron

It’s flourishing this year, thanks for my wife’s choice of filling it to the brim with red chrysanthemums 🙂

The Witch's CauldronAnd here’s a close-up of those gorgeous mums:
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Portulaca

Portulaca

Portulaca, originally uploaded by malyousif.

Happy Friday!

There isn’t much happening in the garden at the moment; end of summer, still hot and barely recovering from the onslaught on the house by the painters. Only the toughest plants are flowering at the moment: this portulaca in the Cauldron, some lantanas and of course the frangipanis.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday and even better weekend my friends.

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The Cauldron

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The Cauldron, originally uploaded by malyousif.



My friend Rami, who owns a foundry. got a three of these cauldrons cast in aluminum; the original order was for a christening bowl for a local church and as the mold was done, and it’s a one off, it would have been a waste to waste it, so he did a couple more of these beauties: one for him and another for me. Strangely enough, all of them will be used with water in mind!

Rami put a beautiful fountain and plants in his, I’ll use mine to put some water irises and dog-weed and maybe some fish. I will have to use a small pump to circulate the water a little but haven’t decided how yet.

Anyway, if all else fails, our dear MPs can use it to create some witches brew or boil them in it, I’ve got the wood ready as you see, and I’ll use Filbert to try it out!

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