What’s most likely a Yucca recurvifolia ‘Margaritaville,’ is throwing its first bloom. And here I was just telling the Outlaw Gardener that this yucca seems to have decided it’s not the blooming type. Its ears must have been burning because within a couple weeks this spike showed up. I need to trash talk my plants more often. That brings this year’s offbeat bloom tally to 1) Dasylirion wheeleri 2) Mangave ‘Bloodspot’ 3) Agave parryi. Among the three, the dasylirion will live on, the other two expiring from the dreaded monocarpism (blooms once then dies). While the yucca seizes the day and blooms, it’s carpe mortem for the agave and mangave.