A Century Plant Stalk

A Century Plant Stalk
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar

Wendy referred to this as a miracle of nature. Quite a few century plants have shot up a nice stalks all around town. They occasionally get over 40' in height. We picked up this little one off the side of the road. Wendy has a plan to dry the stalk out and mount it beside our porch. It is impressive both how quickly these stalks go up and their strength.

A Century Plant Stalk #2

1 comment:

Diane Daniel said...

If you stick the stalk in the ground like a pole (even add a bit of cement to make it secure) the birds LOVE them. I have one stuck in a metal pole in my yard and it is everyone's favorite perch. It has lasted 2 years so far....