March 2 - Soto Shed
Nearly 12 trash cans full of greenery were gathered from the Soto shed including a huge dead Agave Americana near the outside fence. These agave plants, sometimes called Century plant because they were thought to flower once every 100 years, are native to Mexico and the arid South West.
The plant is a perennial but each rosette flowers only ONCE (really every 10-30 years) and then dies. It reproduces by having pups (shoots) at its base. The agave has a very large trunkless rosette of blue green leaves lined by vicious brown thorns. Our plant was about 6 feet across and its flower about 30 feet high. The team went after it with gusto. Great job!