Single-subject Saturday: thready curls

My recently-transplanted yucca caught my eye today.



Its curling threads are the subject of today's nearly-wordless post.

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Yucca filamentosa (aka "Adam's needle", "needle palm" and a few other names) is well-named it seems. This is about the only yucca that people grow around here. I hope to change that soon.











Here's a tip: when taking macro shots of pointy-tipped plants like this, make sure you're wearing glasses or you keep your non-camera eye tightly closed. I'm just saying.

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Gerhard Bock  – (January 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM)  

Is just tip based on personal experience???

Great photos, as always!

I still think you should get a Yucca rostrata.

There are other very cold-hardy yuccas: Yucca glauca, Yucca pallida, Yucca neomexicana, Yucca torreyi.

Alan @ It's not work, It's gardening!  – (January 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM)  

Well I wear glasses, so no danger of eye pokes, but I got poked in the face a bit. Also, rostrata is already on my list of plants to get next year. I'll check out the others too.

Steve Lau  – (January 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM)  

Yucca rostrata actually died on me without protection, but I kept one tarped which survived and got a bit bigger this year so it's not that cold hardy and seems to grow relatively slow for a yucca. I also had a yellow yucca filamentosa which happened to get eaten up by deer to the point it stopped sprouting.

I have a couple of other species of hardier green yucca which survived -9F without protection, grown from seed in the spring.

danger garden  – (January 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM)  

And thus my tag line "danger garden...careful you could poke an eye out" because you really could!

Plumbing supplies  – (January 18, 2012 at 5:02 AM)  

Great creation of art! A wordless post, nice!

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