Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I am not much of a gardener, but was intrigued when my friend, Susan, told me about the agave shoot that had made its appearance on Terrapin Drive. We drove up there to take this photo.

The plant itself is huge, with giant leaves. But the new stalk rises up to the power lines. It is quite impressive.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the curious story of Vera/Charlie Williams. You can read it here:  


  1. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Now sadly, that plant will die. Others will spring up, but after that stalk climbs to the sky they are usually at the end of their life cycle.

  2. Anonymous1:16 PM

    All new to NC Mainlander...very interesting to see the unusual height! Does it bloom?

  3. Here is more information about the agave plant:

  4. Anonymous5:56 PM

    wow had no idea that the plant dies after producing the flower stalk. Incidentally, the dried stalks supposedly can be used to make a didgeridoo!DD