The big yellow spiked agave is a variety of tequiliana if my memory serves. It must be the sweetest flower in the garden, both the hooded orioles and bees are just crazy about it.
Perhaps they are getting drunk?
The short flowering tree on the very left is so nice, the Mexican Bird of paradise, caesalpinia gilliesii.
I guess there is a critter eating bamboo right now, a mealy worm I think. Be on guard. Fusarium is continuing to take its toll on the canariensis.
I bought myself a present the other day, a shiny new pair of 1" cut Corona pruners. I deserve it and so do the plants.
Theirs is not full color yet, I need to go by and take a picture. I have one but I fear it will take about another four years before I manage to get a flower.
Bill's bloomed this year but it was a scrawny blossom so I do not think there is any guarantees with the plant. And its leaves will shred you like a saw so it must be kept out of the way.