Stash Report and Octopus!

First, if you're here for the giveaways for my 5th Blog Year Annivesary, go here.  Five great giveaways end Thursday, midnight.

Octopus?  Octopus agave that is.  Coming home a recent Sunday from mass, my DH and I noticed that the   octopus agave planted stree side was sending out a stalk.

We were both quite surprised because his older brother isn't showing any signs of doing so.
This one really looks like an octopus. He's twice the size of the other.
I've been inside the better part of the last two weeks. Imagine my astonishment this morning again coming home from church, I see it's grown to near 12 feet.  We believe it will have yellow flowers and then maybe bulbils (small plantlets). Then DH will dig it out as that's the end of them, once they bloom.
And here's a bouquet from my poor neglected garden:

Maybe next week when it's suppose to warm up and this cough is gone, I'll be able to go out there and do something.

Now for my stash report.  Used a fat quarter for that napkin you saw in the Applique Tuesday Post, and another for this month's Block Lotto block (that's really a dark green in the center). 

 I also used 2 1/4 yards for that receiving blanket and a 1/2 yard for the background of the hexie piece I'm working on  for a total of 3.25 yards out.  I'm linking to Judy's Stash Reports on Patchwork Times.  See you there.  Oh and new numbers on right sidebar. Not bad for week 9 of 2014.

Comments

What did you feed that thing! I've never seen anything like that. Made me think of the show A Little Shop of Horrors....If you haven't seen it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmngHziLrs LOLLLLLLLLL
Bonni said…
Wow. I have never seen a plant like that. I had to chuckle at Billie's comment about Little Shop of Horrors. THAT brought back memories. :)
A Nudge said…
LOL - yes, I've seen it! Fortunately, I'm inside - it's outside :).
Thank you for visiting my blog! Like the "flower" of the octopus agave! And congrats with your 5th blog anniversary!
bettyl-NZ said…
What a surprise! I've never grown large succulents so yours are just awesome to me!