Friday, June 21, 2013

WOW FACTOR

I'll have to give my Spanish bayonet yucca a triple A for wow factor.

This one is leaning over into the landscape and will have to be removed after blooming. I wonder who will get that job!


There are just an incredible number of blooms on each stand. They are packed together so tightly they can barely open.


What a show.

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  1. One last plea for leniency?

    It is gorgeous, I love the mass of flowers. Spiky plants produce amazingly delicate flowers.

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  2. Wow! That is spectacular.
    And your coneflowers are looking mighty showy as well.

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  3. Wow is right! That's an impressive show of blooms! I sure wouldn't want to be the one sticking my arms into those spiky leaves to prune it, though!

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  4. We had these in the garden when I was a child. You rarely see them around here now.

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  5. Wow! spectacular flowering, no doubt ...
    Can you believe that my Yuccas never bloom? I think they are still young, I have to wait.

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  6. They are simply magnificent. What a pity one of them has to go!

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  7. If you cut off the top part and put it in the ground, will it root? They are so spectacular!

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    1. I don't know about that. Possibly they would because I seem t remember that someone dumped one down the road and it started to grow. Maybe I will give it a try. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous! And you have rafts of purple coneflowers in bloom. I think I have coneflower envy...

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  9. It has the waaw factor indeed !!!! what a beauty !

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  10. Oh me oh my... Those blooms are magnificent (take that you puny Sabal palm flowers). I'm betting the local nurseries all see an uptick in sales of yucca when bloom shots like yours are posted. Who wouldn't want to walk out and have such gorgeousness waiting for them!?

    That said you do indeed have envy-inducing stands of coneflowers in bloom that I can't ignore. Do you have any advice to those of us who might wish to get their own coneflower abundance kicked into higher gear? I mean, WOW, lady! Just look at 'em!

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    1. My cone flowers are like weeds. They self seed and grow all over the place. Unfortunately by now they are past their prime and need cutting back. An endless process!

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  11. Wow. WOW! And those coneflowers to boot! You have some happy happy flowering plants there Ms. Jen. I want to bring my few coneflowers inside to look at these photos and ask them just when it is they think they might get more active with their own program around here. (moving towards the top of the to-buy list for that mystical at some point in the future nursery run? Yucca. And. More coneflowers.)

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  12. I hear these make a very tasty tempura. Each blossom is dipped in the batter individually before deep frying. Have you ever been tempted to try that? I've wondered if they taste a little like squash blooms.

    I don't believe I've ever seen the flowers as numerous and crowded as they are on yours. Just beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for sharing this because I looked it up on the internet and there are lots of recipes. I have made the squash blossoms in tempura so will likely give this a try.

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  13. Aren't they beautiful when they bloom??? Love em!

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  14. An A+ to be sure...everything. The marriage of purple coneflowers with the yuccas is superb - maybe the first time I've seen that?

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  15. I went to a pot luck dinner last week and someone brought a dish of wild harvested yucca blossoms (Y. filamentosa) stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese and wild blueberries. They were delicious. I was told it is best to remove the pistols and stamens as they tend to be bitter.

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    1. That does sound wonderfully delicious Les. I was planning on trying the blossoms but we were gone over the weekend and the 100° temperatures has taken their toll on the blooms. I may have to wait until next year.

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