A Spiky Surprise

As I’ve been travelling up and down the driveway lately, my eyes have been cast down, enjoying the Hibiscus flowers that have been blooming on my little shrub.

But I should have looked up, at least once or twice over the past few weeks on my way to or from work.  Finally, I did today and noticed (to my absolute delight) that I too can grow flowers on spiky plants.

The beginnings of a Yucca flower.  How cool is this?

I know I’m a little late to Becky’s Spiky Squares during March, but I’m sure she will forgive me.

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This is one of my Yuccas which is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the Asparagaceae, family of plants.  I have a few other plants that belong to the  Asparagaceae family, and I must say, I was quite surprised to read the Yucca is a relation.  All that aside, my good friend Denise gave me two to Yuccas to plant in my front garden when I had nothing to plant there.

Two years down the track, they are big and beautiful, and now one is in flower.  I can stop being jealous of all the other gardens that are currently festooned with flowering Yuccas.

(Click here to see the before and after photos of how these plants have grown.)

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This is also my next entry for the Flower of the Day (FOTD) photo challenge hosted by Cee’s Photography.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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