Towering agave in bloom
 
This fall, an Agave palmeri will be part of the floral scenery at the Murrow greenhouse. It may take upwards of a year for all of the blossoms on the impossibly tall flower stalk to bloom.
 
Chuck Cody raised the specimen from seed he brought to Pullman from Tucson in 1987. It will remain outdoors until the weather turns frosty.
PULLMAN, Wash. – From irises in early spring through fall snapdragons, the flower beds of the Murrow greenhouse are a visual treat for all who pass by.
 
In this audio slideshow, Chuck Cody, plant growth facilities manager in the School of Biological Sciences, provides a brief history on the 90-year-old greenhouse and describes some of the beautiful plants and flowers.