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Old 07-23-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Down here in Yucca land, El Paso, there are many. I thought I would share a few pictures.

Yucca faxoniana






Yucca filifera






Yucca torreyi




Yucca rigida






Yucca rostrata




Yucca thompsoniana, saved the best for last.











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Old 07-23-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Nice shots! Im infatuated with Yucca and plan to plant some of my own here in IL, where only a few species can survive. Nice shots of some lovely plants! Here are some pics Ive taken around Chicagoland (theyre not nearly as grand as desert species, but I still love them):

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee208/illinoisnative/pics004.jpg (broken link)

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Old 07-23-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Can't help you, I absolutely hate yuccas. Large or small I hate them all.

They're spiky, impossible to work around, a b*tch to get rid of when the yucca overgrows it's bounds, the razor sharp leaves turn brown and ugly, they're untamable and self propagating. Possibly my least favorite plant.

If I had a yucca in my yard I'd water it till it drowned and died. May be the easiest way to get rid of them.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I actually think Yuccas are quite Yucky.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Thanks for posting the great pictures!

I really like Yuccas, too. They are so easy to grow where we live and look so nice in the xeriscaped yards.

El Paso looks like a beautiful place to live.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I dont understand how people fail to see their beauty. Odd.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Can't help you, I absolutely hate yuccas. Large or small I hate them all.

They're spiky, impossible to work around, a b*tch to get rid of when the yucca overgrows it's bounds, the razor sharp leaves turn brown and ugly, they're untamable and self propagating. Possibly my least favorite plant.

If I had a yucca in my yard I'd water it till it drowned and died. May be the easiest way to get rid of them.
Hee hee, me too....I'm just not a fan of desert landscaping.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Wow, I had no idea they could get that large in others areas (kinda like when I saw poinsettias in TX - I had NO idea before that, they are trees! - here they are mostly a seasonal house display). In No. VA - ours get no taller than about 3-4 ft. (the leaves part).
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I love yuccas. Planted two Spanish Daggers by my patio. Sharp leaves? Good, nobody will mess with them.
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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My aunt and uncle lived in El Paso for many years. I visited them three times. They lived on Chester the first time then at 1003 E Robinson. They now reside in the cemetery. Thanks for the memories.
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