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  •  HOME!! and first bird I heard was a Pileated WP (15+ / 0-)

    working over the dead 80' Loblolly pine 50' from house.

    The "kids" decided they wanted to drive straight thru last night after packing out at the Cincy comic con @ 6 PM. Guess who ended up doing lots of the driving last night?

    Yucca aloifolia (spanish bayonet as it is commonly called here) bloomed back in May. Folks down the street have about 20 big groupings that are gorgeous. Mine that I transplanted from where someone tossed on side of road near Tallahassee have not yet bloomed but are doing great after 3 years. It may be the shade that delays flowering. They are easy to transplant - no roots needed. Whack them off and stick in ground about a foot deep. Old plant will send up new plants endlessly. If they get too tall they fall over and root along the stem.

    The yucca filamentosa (bear grass) bloomed up at the cottage in NY in June. Mine did not bloom this year altho it has in the past. After blooming, they keep the skinny stalk for a year or 2.

    "You are what you write, not what you look like."

    by PHScott on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 08:45:13 AM PDT

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