In Ribbons

|Agave americana var. picta|

|Agave americana var. picta|

Nature is a crafty creature.  Check out these amazing stripes and marbled patterns on this Agave americana var. picta.  It's as if nature took a natural horsetail brush dipped in a palette of cream colour and swirled it onto undulating leaves of stately green.  I don't know if it's the old punk rocker in me but I'm so into this. I love how something as fierce as an Agave with its talon-like teeth and powerful pulsating leafy rosette of sword-like leaves is tattooed in striking outlines that only nature could design. It is absolutely stunning when you see one of these plants growing large and in charge looking like a leviathan struggling out of the sea with arms that could leave your body and soul in ribbons.  But I say, in the name of all that is artful, natural, and verdant, tame the beast and showcase its spectacle!