Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Supersized Blooms





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  1. Yowsa, those are some huge and beautiful blooms!

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    1. Yes, they are. Nice of the Yucca to bloom on the end facing the backyard for a change too.

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  2. Look at how fresh and vibrant they are. Usually yuccas up here have a bunch of brown ugly spots. Not these babies. Very nice.

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    1. No ugly brown spots here. The flowers seem to dry up, leaving just a stalk, which is convenient as there's no easy way to deadhead that plant!

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  3. Wow, spectacular! Elephantipes just about sums it up. Probably, a bit big for In a 'Vase on Monday'.

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    1. It would involve a risk to life and limb just to cut that bloom, Chloris - not to speak of the difficulty of finding a vase to contain it!

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  4. Wow what a bloom!
    best regards
    Mariana

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  5. Wow! they are amazing, but more amazing still is that I can FEEL the heat in your images!

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    1. It's cooler now, Christina - in fact, we're having a bout of "May gray," which brings cloudy skies, although no rain.

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    1. They are rather majestic aren't they? Rather like scepters.

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  7. WOW! Those are big! It's always amazing how such stabby plants can have such cool flowers. :o)

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    1. The flowers are the best thing about Yucca elephantipes (formerly called Y. gigantea). One plant, introduced by one of the original owners, has developed into a 15-20 foot tall fence-like grove along the property line.

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  8. I know there are many who don't care for yucca blooms but I love them and these, well they're spectacular!

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    1. They are spectacular. I'd estimate the blooms are 1.5-2 feet tall. The Sunset guide says that can get to 3 feet.

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  9. Those are gorgeous! I'm another of those oddballs that loves yucca blooms. I've been watching the spikes grow on my humble filamentosas patiently.

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    1. This is the only Yucca I think I've seen in bloom. It'll be interesting to see what the blooms on Y. 'Bright Star' look like when that happens.

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  10. Your Yuccas are beautiful! They can be grown here (MA) but not that big. I love your blog. What you grow in S. CA is so different than what is grown here....it'll be fun for me to see what's going on in your neck of the woods! Happy Gardening!

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    1. One of the pleasures of reading blogs is seeing all the plants that are impossible to grow in one's own garden. Thanks for visiting, Flower Freak!

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