Portrait: Yucca filamentosa

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“Every man walks his own path,

and every path has its fair share of locked doors.

You never know who holds the key

to a door you’ll need to open one day,

so you best treat people

as if they are all key holders.”


A.J. Darkholme


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“Life is a house with millions of doors.

Here is a good strategy of life:

Open the doors, open as much as you can,

open as much as possible,

open the doors!”


Mehmet Murat ildan


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“Doors to beautiful things do not remain open forever.

Be fast to enter inside!”


Mehmet Murat ildan


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015


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For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

17 responses to “Portrait: Yucca filamentosa

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  2. Lovely Yucca, great quotes.

  3. My Yuccas bloomed for the first time this year. I hadn’t realized before how beautiful each individual floret is. I kept meaning to float some in a bowl, but that window has closed. One more thing to put on my “next year” list. Yours is fabulous…looks like it blooms on a shorter stem that most.

    • That is just an illusion, Rickii. The plant itself is quite tall. This bloom stalk is nearly 7″ tall. I hadn’t thought of floating the blossoms… thank you for sharing a great idea! These plants just look spiky most of the year. It is amazing how lovely they can be when they are in bloom!

  4. Wow the blooms are amazing! Do they smell as lovely as they look?

  5. Beautiful blooms and you captured them well.

  6. Stunning portraits! Is this a hybrid or cultivar? Mine doesn’t flower so fully as this one. It came with the property so I don’t know its provenance.

    • This is a huge old plant, Eliza, here when we arrived. I built a bed beneath it this spring with lots of new compost and, “Voila!” It is most likely the native. Now, I see that some fresh compost beneath the others we have would likely have the same result 😉 SO happy our project is successfully completed, and your vision sharpened for renovations at home. Have fun!

  7. Love those blooms. But this year, mine started out upright (as they always do), but when I got home one day, they were all leaning over dramatically. Not sure why – they aren’t exactly dainty little plants… Wise quotes too!

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