Stand Tall and Pretty

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Stand Tall and Pretty

 

We have a few Yucca plants in our yard, also known as soapweed or Adams needle. The flower stem can get quite tall and depending on the number of blossoms, rather heavy as well. 

They have large leaves that look like swords and can get as high as 3 feet off the ground.  As the flower begins to bloom, a larger stem sprouts from the core of the plant and eventually the blossoms form. They look like bells and have little fragrance.

We once had just a couple in the rear yard near a stand of rhododendrons, but over the years, the birds must have tried the seeds that form once the flower dies off and have left them in the front yard as well. The plant forms large seed pods that can quite a few seeds per pod.

We appreciate them for their unique shape and the birds they attract.

 

Stand Tall and Pretty

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Comments (27)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Ed - this is one of those plants that can fill the empty spots.

Jun 29, 2021 06:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs. Enjoy your plants.

Jun 29, 2021 07:06 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Ed! And here I thought there would be photos of you standing tall and looking pretty.

Jun 29, 2021 07:13 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Ed and thanks for Stand Tall and Big, was not sure what you blog would be till I when to the blog.  Good Job!

 

Jun 29, 2021 08:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - They look fabulous.  I am surprised that they do well in your climate.  Do you have to cover them in the winter?  I even had a beautiful cactus die in one of our freezes.  Probably for the best now that I have a 5-year-old running around in the backyard!

Jun 29, 2021 09:25 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've never grown a Yucca plant.  Your photos entice me to try.  I hope you are having a pleasant week, Ed.

Jun 29, 2021 12:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I am not sure if I have seen a Yucca plant before.  That is a pretty flower.

Jun 29, 2021 02:46 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Have to say of the 3 names mentioned I do prefer the sound of Yucca plants.  Mark

Jun 29, 2021 04:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - I had no idea Yucca plants grow so well in Connecticut. Seeing is believing and I am thankful you shared these beautiful photographs! I learned a lot from you too! Thanks, Ed!

Jun 29, 2021 05:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ed- I love how tall they stand!  I've seen Yucca here but not in white. 

Jun 29, 2021 07:26 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
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Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jul 08, 2021 06:27 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   I do nothing but cut away the stem and the plant goes dormant.  No cover at all.

 

Michael Jacobs   The garden grows well when the deer don't eat everything

Jul 09, 2021 08:13 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joan Cox  I have seen entire side yards with the plant as it fills in well and keeps the weeds down.

 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I am fortunate that they do so well without my help and that stem can get quite tall and heavy as I will support them with rods.

Jul 09, 2021 08:15 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Grant Schneider   Yes it does and quite beautifully as well.

 

Roy Kelley   Thank you and thanks for stopping 

Jul 09, 2021 08:17 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Rocky Dickerson   🤬

 

Will Hamm   Hard to work real estate around that title

Jul 09, 2021 08:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®   I just have to cut the tall stem and have tried to save the seeds from the pods, but the birds get them first.  They survive the cold and freeze just fine.

 

Myrl Jeffcoat   They do just fine with my limited attention

Jul 09, 2021 08:20 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   They are an unusual plant.

 

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint    I can only remember the yucca

Jul 09, 2021 08:21 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   That just shows that we can teach when we don't even know we area.

 

Kathy Streib   I didn't know they come in anything other than white

Jul 09, 2021 08:24 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®  And thanks for stopping

Jul 09, 2021 08:25 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
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Ed Silva  Yes, Ed, not only do they have "large leaves that look like swords", those same leaves CUT LIKE SWORDS as well. All the best - Lynn

Jul 17, 2021 07:54 PM