Garden and Yard Talk

Chew Toy McCoy

Pleb
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
6,090
Reaction score
9,347
2F2EF8D3-DDFB-48CC-AC34-D3AE500A3E99.jpeg


An update. Added the pool furniture, trimming, and roof and front perch to the feeder bar.

Still need to do some roof details, run the roof lights, and make the roof box for the light solar panels. Also the rear bar perch. Want to have it done by Thanksgiving.
 

Herdfan

Resident Redneck
Vaccinated
Posts
3,205
Reaction score
2,447
My concern is squirrels will love it too much and they really love to wreck shop when there's food involved.

Have you seen the youtube videos of the guy who makes basically a squirrel obstacle course in his back yard. If they can navigate it, they get the birdseed.

And then there is this one:

 

Chew Toy McCoy

Pleb
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
6,090
Reaction score
9,347
Have you seen the youtube videos of the guy who makes basically a squirrel obstacle course in his back yard. If they can navigate it, they get the birdseed.

And then there is this one:


Yeah, I've seen the squirrel obstacle courses, pretty epic. Funny thing is the birds have also discovered my squirrel feeder train and sometimes there will be 4 - 5 birds going at it. It's probably revenge for the squirrels hitting the bird feeder I have hanging from the tree.

I sometimes like to slap on headphones to listen to some epic Hans Zimmer movie soundtrack songs while I watch the wildlife in the backyard. You'd be shocked at how often the music fits. Everything that isn't sleeping is important and full of dangers with animals.
 

Citysnaps

Elite Member
Staff Member
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
1,537
Reaction score
4,036
Main Camera
iPhone
I'd like to ask if anyone here has experience with Agave succulents.

Three years ago my wife and I engaged in a large landscaping project around our home. Most of the plants are succulents of various varieties; including five Agaves.

Earlier this year one Agave started sprouting a 3" diameter stalk that topped out at 20 feet tall. A month ago another one, of a different variety, started and now has a stalk that's around 5" in diameter and is currently 6' tall.

The first Agave bloomed slender yellow-green twine-like flowers, while the second one looks it will probably bloom more rounded bell-shaped white flowers.

Since the first Agave's flowers have had their day and died, we were wondering what to do with the stalk; thinking it may still be alive. Doing some online research I was surprised to learn that once an Agave has bloomed, the plant (and stalk) will soon die.

Have to admit learning that is a little sad and disappointing. Was wondering if people here have any personal knowledge about this. Thanks!
 

Attachments

  • Jeanne & Agave 9-11-22.jpg
    Jeanne & Agave 9-11-22.jpg
    760.6 KB · Views: 2
  • Agave stalk 2.jpg
    Agave stalk 2.jpg
    747.8 KB · Views: 2

Huntn

Whatwerewe talk'n about?
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
4,387
Reaction score
4,381
Location
The Misty Mountains
I'd like to ask if anyone here has experience with Agave succulents.

Three years ago my wife and I engaged in a large landscaping project around our home. Most of the plants are succulents of various varieties; including five Agaves.

Earlier this year one Agave started sprouting a 3" diameter stalk that topped out at 20 feet tall. A month ago another one, of a different variety, started and now has a stalk that's around 5" in diameter and is currently 6' tall.

The first Agave bloomed slender yellow-green twine-like flowers, while the second one looks it will probably bloom more rounded bell-shaped white flowers.

Since the first Agave's flowers have had their day and died, we were wondering what to do with the stalk; thinking it may still be alive. Doing some online research I was surprised to learn that once an Agave has bloomed, the plant (and stalk) will soon die.

Have to admit learning that is a little sad and disappointing. Was wondering if people here have any personal knowledge about this. Thanks!
Was there a huge wad of seeds at the top of the stalk? I would assume that if the plants bloom and then die, there would be abundant seeds? 🤔 The Cosmos we have planted in our wild flower strip bloom like crazy and we’d have them all over if we did not cut our lawn or pull them up where they are not wanted.
 
Last edited:
Top Bottom