Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mother and Child

One of my plants had a baby!

I found this in one of the rose beds:


I think this is the mother:

Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)

You can see above that I've moved the baby over to the mother.  

It made the mother very happy:


She's beaming:


I'm happy to report that mother and child are both doing fine.

40 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I really like those so much better than the great big Yucca plants.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. I see these on the side of the road - they are really quite pretty, and I like their spiky foliage, too. Not so sure about having a lot of babies, though!

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  2. I'm glad to read that the family is doing well!

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  3. What a lovely flower...I love the babies...I have to start moving babies this year.

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    1. I need to move some things around this year. I don't especially like doing it. I always worry one of the babies won't make it!

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  4. Congratulations are certainly in order !

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    1. I couldn't believe it when I saw it in my rose bed. I didn't even know these had babies!

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  5. Hi Holley, hmm how did the baby yucca get into your rose bed far away from the mother? Seeds, suckers? And in case the mother plant flowered and set seeds why is the she still alive? I thought yuccas die after they have flowered. So mamy mysteries... Plants are always interesting. Anyway, the baby yucca is certainly a welcome sight!
    Christina

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    1. This is not a true yucca - it's also called false yucca. And I've read that yes, it has seeds. However, I thought the seeds would have to be planted on purpose. I am hoping that there won't be a ton of babies popping up - and I certainly don't want these to escape into the woods! It was a total surprise to me!

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  6. Always nice to get a freebie.

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    1. Yes, it is. I just kept looking at that baby, and looking at that baby. It was such a shock to me that it seeded, but it definitely came from this mother!

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  7. Holley, I have no yucca in my garden, but I think the baby is growing long away from its mom.

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    1. It was quite a way away from its mom. It was very surprising to me!

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  8. Congratulations!! I too am the "grandmother" of some baby yuccas this year, although they're the regular ordinary species. Don't think I've ever seen red yucca before. : )

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    1. Well, congratulations to you, too! :) A lot of babies being born this year it seems!

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  9. Congratulations on the new baby. LOL! They have lovely pink blooms.

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  10. I have those, various cactus, and beargrass volunteer around our tiny property occasionally. I should pot them up for someone who wants a plant, but heartless me just tosses them.

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    1. I was so surprised to see this - but if it continues year after year, I'll start tossing them, too!

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  11. I've never grown a yucca but I do like the flowers. I don't think they're hardy here.

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    1. Too bad. They are wonderfully drought tolerant! And I love that tall bloom waving in the breeze!

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  12. This literally underlines why I have so few volunteers...I'd have pulled this out as a weed IMMEDIATELY!! I am terrible about this...I'v been known to 'weed' perennials breaking out of winter dormancy.

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    1. haha - I'm pretty bad about weeding everything out, too, but this was quite obvious that it was her baby, and not a normal weed!

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  13. That is AWESOME. I've wondered if the seeds are difficult to germinate. I'm going to be much more careful when weeding around my hesperaloe from now on!

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    1. Obviously, they're not so difficult! This one was found about 10 ft. away from the mother.

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  14. Wow, a little surprise to see a xerophyte in your border, and it's looking very happy indeed :)

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    1. I hope it stays happy. I really do like it. Gives a little bit more interest to the garden, don't you think? :)

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  15. Big Red and little Red - very sweet!

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    1. haha - That's what I'll call them from now on! :)

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  16. It's always a big satisfaction to see that our plants multiply in our gardens, especially when they are such beautiful plants! And i'm not sure but I don't think red yucca is very easy to grow from seed, is it?

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    1. I have no idea if red yucca is easy to grow from seed or not. It obviously blew right over to this bed. Makes me feel better about the quality of soil in that bed!

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    1. I hope he grows up to be a big strong boy! :)

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  18. Awww, what a cute little family! I wish more of my plants would find some garden love and multiply!

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  19. How wonderful to see Mother Nature is still giving birth :-)

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