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Agave's in the news

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:40 am

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/ce ... 54688.html

Btw there is some misinformation, but it's pretty neat.
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby gemhunter178 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:21 pm

That's pretty cool! Look at how tall that is!
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby martenfisher » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:24 am

We have a bunch blooming in town right now. They are pretty common plants around here. I like them but I don't grow them because they make so many little ones and they grow all over where you plant them.
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:35 am

I just was surprised that it would grow in the SouthEast because of all the rain you guys tend to get down there. Hurricanes, thunderstorms, etc...
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby martenfisher » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:46 am

They are nothing like cactus when it comes to moisture. I see them growing in the coastal lowlands where the water table is about 4 feet under your feet. I am sure they can't grow in standing water but they don't seem to mind. People take them and dig them up and throw them away in the woods and they will root down and grow on top of the ground. Even the little ones.
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Harriet » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:23 pm

Yep, agaves don't seem to mind wet as much as standing wet, and many can take the cold too, so they are good plants for the Southeast. I have had good luck with mine... only two deaths out of 65 or so species...
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:29 am

haha wow. I have lost a few from rot, and from HEAT/Sun...

I just never really though about them growing that well in Florida..
course with the TS coming through some of them might not be happy.
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:01 am

http://www.weather.com/news/kansas-cactus-20120626

Cactus- I mean Agaves in the news 2.

I found this on the Weather Channel. FAIL reporting. Agaves ARENT cactus!
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Saxicola » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:36 pm

Peterthecactusguy wrote:http://www.weather.com/news/kansas-cactus-20120626

Cactus- I mean Agaves in the news 2.

I found this on the Weather Channel. FAIL reporting. Agaves ARENT cactus!



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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby bananaman » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Both these articles are fails!

Why is it so important when those flower over there?
Here in my neghborhood, there are at least 4 flowering Agaves right now!
In this whole city, there are at least 50 or so Agaves flowering now, and most are the large A. americana.

So why exactly is it so important that it needs to be reported on?
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby martenfisher » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:47 am

It is news in south Carolina because they don't get to see them very often there. In Texas there are many more than probably anywhere else in the country so they are more of a weed there. If you work on a tuna boat you won't be as excited as the guy who catches a tuna on a rod.
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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Saxicola » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:14 am

bananaman wrote:Both these articles are fails!

Why is it so important when those flower over there?
Here in my neghborhood, there are at least 4 flowering Agaves right now!
In this whole city, there are at least 50 or so Agaves flowering now, and most are the large A. americana.

So why exactly is it so important that it needs to be reported on?


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Re: Agave's in the news

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:17 am

the only reason I called the second one a fail is because they called the Agave a cactus AND not because of the reporting. Kansas doesn't have many Agaves I dont think...
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