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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Yucca Plant

Please ignore my ugly little storage shed. I was in such a hurry to get one before they built more houses and fences and hemmed me in to where they wouldn't be able to move one in. I could have bought a little red barn and it would have matched the red brick on the front of my house. Oh well not the first mistake, now my yucca plant the reason for this post. I'm anxious to see what it is going to do this spring. I dug it up at the ranch a few years ago. It was about a foot tall and was in the middle of a gate. It would have been run over and tramppled. The first time it bloomed you would have thought it had given birth to a baby I was so excited. The buds look like a purple pineapple and then they open into this white flower you see here. The next year it had two blooms and last year it didn't have any. Not sure why, maybe the way the rain fall came or didn't come. I never water it because they grow beautifully at the ranch out in the pasture and only get what moisture mother nature gives them. I'll be watching to see what it does this year. It looks a little different now as it has grown way over my head and I had the bottom limbs or leaves trimmed off. It looks nicer this way and is not so dangerous as the points at the end of the leaves are very very sharp.

21 comments:

jack69 said...

Hey, Glad you did not get the Little Red Barn. Someone might have thought it was their dog house.
Good entry Paula. Take care and go ahead and be TEXAS. WE like it.
Jack

madcobug said...

That is a beautiful plant. I hope it blooms this year.

Kath said...

I think your storage shed looks so neat and tidy Paula.As for the Yucca plant I have never grown one outdoors.My cousin had one for yrs in the garden and it never flowered.I told her to prune it one yr and low and behold she said it was full of flowers the following yr.So realy was she just lucky, or was it the pruning,which did the rick,I don't know?
Love them anyway and yours looks so nice in that little bed at the side of your shed.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Sugar said...

i like the little shed ;)
yucca plants, i have had my hands & legs stabbed many times by those. lol they are beautiful, & grow wild in much of tx. i had a few in my pasture area when i was there, moved them to a fitting spot in my yard.hope yours blooms this yr.
huggies...

garnett109 said...

that looks like a dangerous plant

sober white women said...

You must post pictures of it once it blooms! I love growing stuff
Kelli

Tabby said...

I like your storage shed, You could always paint it red. I liked the picture of the Yucca plant I have never seen one in real life. When it blooms please share pictures.

Ally Lifewithally said...

I think your little shed is really neat ~ my friend has a hugh big Yucca plant just outside her back door and it blooms every year ~ but you have to be careful passing it as it is very sharp and I swear it grabs you as you pass by :o) ~ Ally x

Alice said...

The storage shed looks just fine and the yucca is really pretty. Did you know that you can just cut off a limb of it and throw it down anywhere you want and it will take root. Just give it time and never have to worry about watering. I have them scattered all around here and yep, you gotta dodge those Spanish daggers :)

Lisa said...

It's such a pretty plant and I don't recall I've ever seen one before. I hope you get some blooms this year. Your shed is cute - I like it better than a little red barn, it looks nice.

J said...

Now correct me if I'm wrong but Where my family is originally from they actually eat the root of the yuca (not sure if it is the same plant.) have you ever tried it? its really good! lol well anyway, beautiful plant :)

Jan said...

Your shed looks neat ,But love the yucca ,It might have needed a break perhaps it will flower this year ..love Jan xx

Missy said...

That is a cool plant. I've actually never seen one of those or didn't pay attention one.

*HUGS*

roberta said...

I LOVE THAT LITTLE BARN..I NEVER EVER HAVE BEEN IN ONE...ROBERTA

Shirl 72 said...

Nothing wrong with your little shed. The plant is not shabby either. It is a beautiful plant. I do love different plants.
It looks healthy.

Shirl

Ora said...

Hi Paula...I like your little shed...loods so neat and proper...and your plant...wow...but maybe you need to prune it some...I don't know a thing about them really....guess a look up on internet is in the immediate future???? LOL...good luck...God Bless...hugs...Ora

Celeste said...

I remember cutting my fingers up on one of those plants. No way will I have one. It does look nice though

jean said...

I love your little shed we had two of them plants once a friend that I worked with gave them to me. I never knew the name. They grew tall and were really pretty, but they were so dangerous sharp that my husband decided to cut them down. Take care, jean

salemslot9 said...

we have a shed
it used to be red
with white trim
now, it's (light) brown sugar
with white trim
it's shaped like a barn

Rose said...

a barn's a barn!!! it's nice..

baldy said...

PAULA,
ONE YEAR AT A 'PIONEER DAY' HERE IN CANON CITY A FARM LADY AND YOUNG DAUGHTER GAVE A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION OF CREATING USEFUL THINGS USING THE YUCCA PLANT.
THE PLANTS ARE VERY PROLIFIC HERE, GROWING MOST EVERYWHERE IF ALLOWED.
EVERY PART OF THE PLANT MAY BE USED. PART OF THE PROCESS IS BOILING IN WATER FOR A TIME.

PIONEERS MADE SO MANY THINGS WITH THE YUCCA PLANT. BROOMS PROBABLY WAS ONE OF THE MOST USED.
IF I WOULD TYPE IN KEYWORD 'YUCCA PLANT PRODUCTS' IT MIGHT HELP TO REMEMBER MORE OF THE PRODUCTS CREATED BY THE PIONEERS.
IT WAS FASCINATING WATCHING THE PRESENTATION YEARS AGO. sam