Exotic Gardening with Rare and Strange Plants

The Puya mirabilis that began flowering last Sunday is already on it’s last bloom. While three posts seems a bit overkill on the subject I still feel it’s worth documenting as it’s display of blooms seems a rare occurrence up north. Although these flowers were somewhat subtle in their attraction, each flower lasting no more then 30hrs once open, the experience was worthwhile. The short amount of time adds to it’s obsurity and encourages one to  “stop and smell the roses” and appreciate the show on display.


These plants will be the end of me, but for now, MORE PHOTOS!

Excited to try my hand at growing puya from fresh seeds. More plant science to come.

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Mr Nat. Gardener, Plant Nerd
Tips and tales about gardening in one of the most mild climates in Canada. Specializing in rare and strange plants from far out destinations, this is the story of an obsessed young gardener in Victoria B.C. Let's create more tropical gardens in the garden city on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.