Saturday, July 16, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Agave Blooms!

Blooming Agave at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Blooming Agave at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
A rare sight for those of us in the South, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has a multi-story tall Agave that is currently in bloom. The plant will die shortly after its 10-year-plus preparation for its blooming finale...a spectacular sight to behold.

At the next Science Cafe (Thursday, July 21, 2011), in conjunction with Cocktails in the Garden (featuring frozen margaritas), Dr. Kathy Parker, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, will be giving the presentation "Ancient Domestication of Agave in Pre-Columbian Southwest," certain to be illuminating.

Enjoy this time-lapse Atlanta Botanical Garden video library of the growth and bloom of the agave. (video)

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