It’s been awhile since we’ve posted one of these local news stories where an Agave blooms and everyone comes from miles around to see the enormous sight. And then the local newspaper gets involved and publishes a picture and that picture zooms around the world on the wings of the web to my desk and from my desk to your eyes.
Enjoy! Local news at its finest.
…(LORNA Smith) and her husband, John, have lived at the Bentleigh house since 1956 and the huge cactus is a first.
“It’s gone straight up like a rocket, it’s taller than my garage now,” Mrs Smith said.
“I just can’t believe it, nothing like this has happened before.”
The commenters have correctly identified it as an Agave americana.