Just got these in my mailbox today!
What better way is there to start my first post for 2010 then an educational postcard on the life and death of the agave.
My sister writes: "According to the Garden Tour Guide, the Agave's flower stem shoots up just as the Agave plant is about to die. And after the flower blooms at the top, the Agave dies. It is like the plant's final surge of energy."
Cute cacti magnet from my mum and sister in Arizona.