Friday, June 12, 2015

Halloween agave

Our house is a magnet for spiders. I’ve blogged about this before (September 2011, May 2012, May 2013), and this year is no different. I’m not arachnophobic by any means; in fact, I’m glad the spiders hang out at your house to eat flies, mosquitoes and other insects that would be a much bigger nuisance than they are.

Still, I wish they wouldn’t build their webs in my spiky plants. One agave (Agave ‘Kissho Kan’) is particularly afflicted. It would make a great prop for a haunted house movie, wouldn’t it?

I wonder what it will look like on Halloween if I don’t remove the spiderwebs?

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Sometimes the wrong insect gets caught! Sorry, little fella!

10 comments:

  1. I always think "so there are a few spider webs, big deal" -- then I see the photos. That's a severe level of webbing! My potted agaves don't have this problem -- we must not have the "right" spiders here. :)

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    1. The spiders are VERY small, not much larger than a pin head.

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  2. Yikes! Spiders do a good job but they are a messy lot as well!

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    1. I wish they'd make their webs in a tree or something. Just not in my agaves.

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  3. Wow. I thought my plants were webby...

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    1. I thoroughly cleaned this very agave not long a ago and a few weeks later we were back to THIS.

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  4. Yikes is right! And here I was annoyed by the Albizia litter that gets in the nooks and crannies of my agave...

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    1. I wish the spiders took care of mealy bugs as well...

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  5. I noticed a pretty substantial web in one of my potted Agaves just yesterday...however it ain't nothing compared to what you've got going on!

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    1. This agave is admittedly the worst. But there are webs everywhere.

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