Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A wonderfully wonderful tale .... Free agaves!!!

I feel as though my mood has been one of magical tales. And perhaps you will understand my belief in the magic momentarily. But like most of my tales, I believe this one requires a preface - or two. Part one of my preface is more a statement of fact. The fact being: there are very few agaves found in yards around Vancouver. You just don't see it. Preface part two being that my magic tale had a very happy beginning. I had been visiting my dear friend Becca in Vancouver. The mood and feel of the day was set by great company, delicious food, and a beautiful sunset along the beach at English Bay.

That is where my tale begins... Becca and I had just finished a wonderful walk and were headed back to her house to conclude what was already a fantastic evening. But something was off. Out of the corner of my eye, in the dark, driving at a decent speed, I spotted something poky. And by poky I mean agave like. Could it be? Did I just see a big agave in Vancouver? So I slammed on the breaks. Put the car in reverse (something you don't really do in Vancouver) and investigated. Was I dreaming? Crazy? No. Not one agave but three! And here's where things get even more exciting. Not only were there three agaves, but they had a FREE sign!!

Here's my caution: the pictures you are about to see are of incredibly poor cell phone quality and taken in the dark in the back seat of the car.

Here's the biggest and most impressive of the agave finds! Check out this beautiful agave americana variegata!!

Another angle shows how it completely fills out the seat of my car! EPIC! This one was to stay with Becca because she needs some big agave loving action in her life. And do you notice the other two?

Yes here are the other two baby agave americana variegata. I was very impressed with the legitimate 4inch nursery pots for these little guys. Whoever potted them up knew what they were doing. They were a little bit too wet but I figure they had just been put out and owners wanted to ensure they would be well taken care of for a little while.

Needless to say, I feel like there is hope for agave lovers in the PNW! What a random act of agave loving kindness! And better yet, all agave went to loving families that will love and care for them!!!

14 comments:

  1. A magical tale indeed. It was meant to be. The owners took a chance with their special pups and you showed up. Very special since you were not on your usual route either.

    Since the mother plant grew large enough to produce these babies they should do well in your area.

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    1. Isn't that amazing! I felt like it was fate that they go home with Becca and I. I hope they do well!

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  2. How lucky for you! And for the agaves, to find a good home. I hope they thrive for you.

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Those agaves will get much attention in my yard!

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  3. Free agaves on the street in San Francisco, everyday. Free agaves on the street in Vancouver...not so much. I'm so glad you were there to swoop in and whisk them away. And how generous of you to give the big one to your friend.

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    1. I know, right!!? It's amazing. I could barely believe my eyes. I feel like I need to go back and leave a present of some sort. We left them a thank you note.

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  4. What a fabulous find! This is amazing & I can imagine the thrill of finding these lovlies!

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    1. I know!! I didn't even know how to react! I think given how rare one sees agaves up here made it all the more special. And knowing that there couldn't be anyone two people more thrilled than Becca and I made it extra special.

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  5. What incredible luck! It's like winning the lottery. How wonderful to think it was you who spotted them, and that they'll have a happy home with you and your friend!

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    1. I know! I was overjoyed!!! It was certainly the cherry on top of a wonderful day!

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  6. So many agave pups in Austin you can hardly find anyone to give them away to. Lucky Vancouver pups to find such a loving home as you'll give them!

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    1. That sounds like a dream, Pam!!!

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  7. "How lucky for you! And for the agaves, to find a good home"

    Indeed, couldn't agree more! The best home I should say.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am still kind of the fact of free agave in Vancouver and myself finding them!

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