Saturday, April 30, 2011

At long last, she blooms

Hesperaloe parviflora

This Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) has been in the ground for three or four years, in very poor soil, in a distant corner of my back yard which is edged in chain link fencing and punctuated by a telephone pole; never watered, never fertilized, she never bloomed until this spring.

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  1. I just finally got one for my garden. I hope it does better than yours! ;)

  2. Plants can be perverse that way, can't they? Keeps us humble, I guess. I have a morea iris that took _three years_ to bloom. Now it's happy as a clam. What gives? Who knows?

  3. Anyone know how to contact Caroline? I want to ask her if she knows where to find certain plants and garden ornaments. Thanks.

  4. I'm right here, Alan! But I had to take down my email link -- I was getting too much spam.

  5. Hello Caroline...

    Here's a link to some garden ornaments I've found over the past several years here in NH. If the photos open (click to enlarge), would you or anyone else seeing this know where to find more of this type of stuff, either in the real world or online? I've never been out there, but some of it looks as if it might be from Texas, AZ, or New Mexico.