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Yuccas Anyone?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Anyone else have these
stately plants in their
yards? There are quite
a few around here!
Many years ago a friend
of mine from our former
Church had quite a few
plants in her yard.
She knew I like unusal
flowers and such. She
offered me as many as
I wanted. It took
hubby and I to dig them!
They are hard to dig!
Now, I am glad to have
something to remember
her by. She passed
away a year ago.
Happy Memories, Alice.
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  • no profile photo CD12378167
    Yuccas are soooo beautiful in their own simple and elegant way and hardy too!! I live in Canadian gardening Zone 3/4 (which I think is USDA 4/5)it gets to -30C here and Yuccas do very well here. We don't cut them back for winter and the snow cover, just clean up the leaves in the spring that need to be trimmed back. The ones we have here are hardy to zone 2 (Canadian). The flowers on them are absolutely amazing and spectacular!!

    @ SHAMROCKY2K - you should consider moving the yucca out from under the tree. Yuccas love the heat and sun, if its shady under that tree that is likely the reason why they haven't bloomed.
    2969 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Yes, I do, & mine has 3 bloom stalks on it right now!! It doesn't mind this dry heat we're having like some of my other plants. A friend gave us this one! Only thing, be careful brushing up against the greenery, they're really sharp on the edges, doesn't feel good against bare legs!
    2971 days ago
    Yes, I have several in my yard and love them! They used to be unusual here in NY but we see more in recent years. We dug ours up several years ago from a neighbor's yard who has now passed on. Ours bloom late July - early August, but some I've seen in bloom already this year.
    2972 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11033425
    Never saw them before. Nice to have a plant to remember your friend by.
    2972 days ago
    I don't have yucca plants in MY yard, but they border the neighbors. What I do have is cannas and poker plants and day lillies and lillies of the valley along with a few sedum and ground covers that are all from friends. I love that I have reminders of them. I also have some vinca because it was lovely at my last home--I had lived in the home where my grandfather was born and there was a large area of it. I also have some bishops weed to remind me of a trip many years ago with a friend. We were driving in a town a few hours from here and she wanted to see a specific neighborhood. When we drove by one house, she told me that was where she was living when she was 10 and her mom died. She told me they planted that bishops weed together not long before her mom had a fatal cerebral hemorhage. I pulled over and went to the door and knocked and explained the situation and asked if we could take a start. The student that lived there not only let us, but brought out a shovel and gloves to help us, then let us tour the house. It thrives in her yard. I didn't ask for a start from her, but it remains a wonderful memory of a wonderful friend who just wanted one more thing to remember her mom by. All yards should contain these random spots of love.
    2972 days ago
    Love that story! I planted 3 this year. Hardy little things. I got them last year and didnt get them planted. They wintered in the pot next to the house and came back this spring!


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    2972 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5233545
    Its tooet here for them I used to have one in the conservatory at another house xxx
    2973 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    I do remember yucca from El Paso, TX, where I grew up. However, I don't recall seeing them in W. WA. Probably the weather is too soggy here for them.
    2973 days ago
    No, I don't have any of these plants but they do look really nice!
    2973 days ago
    We have them under a tree but they rarely flower. I need something for my front garden and your picture gave me the idea to transplant them there.
    I've had fried yucca recently. It's pretty good.. but then again it's fried.
    Thanks for sharing!
    2973 days ago
    No I don't have this plant a home oh boy... but I do like the cherry tree you have on your profile Yummy!!! emoticon
    2973 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    My mom has two of those, and I have always loved them. She got them when a friend shared too. I have a huge circle of some kind of tall flower that has white and pink trumpet shaped blooms that my next door neighbor shared seeds with me and started for me several years ago. He has passed away now, and they remind me of him when they emerge in the spring, grow tall and eventually bloom later in summer. He was a sweet, sweet man, and I'm glad I have those flowers from him too.
    2973 days ago
    No - but they look pretty! So glad that they bring good memories!
    2973 days ago
    my neighbor gave me a couple of YUCCA plants
    still alive.Guess this part of Georgia is good for them ( lol0
    2973 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Just had my son transplant two from his yard into mine. I was not able to bring the ones I had in South Dakota with me!
    2973 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1322168
    Not many yuccas here in georgia that I am aware of...but I love them. They look good along side your house like you have them.
    2973 days ago
    Yes we too have Yuccas, I like them better than the GLBH. Are better than usual this year, usually rain knocks off the the flowers, no rain this year.
    My S is a landscaper and his famous line is it takes dynamite to get ride of them. emoticon Skeeter
    2973 days ago
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