Sunday, April 15, 2007

Yucca prime time

Here are all the yuccas in pretty-much full bloom.
I say "pretty-much" because although the very top blossoms have not yet opened, the bottom ones are just about ready to start dropping off.

They're very pretty in their stark white-green contrast to the plant's leaves. It's a pity they don't last longer. Within a week there will only be a few white blossoms at the very top, with the rest of the bloom looking dead and brown.
After the last of the blossoms falls off, the brown stalk will remain for months unless someone cuts it off.

Carol always does.

5 comments:

kenju said...

Tsk, tsk. You make Carol do it?

Duke_of_Earle said...

Kenju,

I MAKE Carol do it!!?? Obviously you don't know Carol -- or understand our relationship!

No, that's just part of our agreed division of labor based on our skills (or lack thereof). Carol is skilled at, and enjoys, landscaping. I can mow and edge and haul off the cuttings and trimmings that she does.

But if I were to trim the plants, they wouldn't look anywhere close to what her practiced eye requires. Thus...

John

Badabing said...

That pic looked downright tropical.

Scruffybutt said...

Those are just gorgeous!
You are wise to leave the trimming to Carol - the plants need the nutrients from the "brown stuff" - she'll cut 'em down at the right time. :)
Candybutt (Scruffybutt's Mom)

Steve G said...

John, they look mighty nice.