Portrait: Yucca filamentosa
“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.”
“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
“Doors to beautiful things do not remain open forever.
Be fast to enter inside!”
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Lovely Yucca, great quotes.
Thank you, Chloris 😉
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!
Wow the blooms are amazing! Do they smell as lovely as they look?
Koko, bees may smell them, but sadly, we don’t. They look sweet, don’t they? But no fragrance at all….
Awe. Too bad. They do look like they would smell sweet! Thank you for letting me know. Have a wonderful night. 🙂
I hope you are enjoying the weekend , too . Did you get to enjoy fireworks tonight ?
I’ve seen some from my deck! They are still going off in the rain no less! Hahaha. How about you?
Rain here , too . But we watched the concerts on TV. Beautiful shows tonight .
Beautiful blooms and you captured them well.
Thank you, Tina. This is the best bloom we’ve seen yet from this unusual plant 😉
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!
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!