Fiesta Yucca

FY01-02_both2Two first-ever specimens of yuccas — finished potted plants, not kits —  will soon be available over at MMS+S. I’ve boldly named them Fiesta Yuccas, a taxonomy unique to nancyland, which means they’re not strictly exact replicas of yuccas one might encounter in this mortal coil. The leaf pattern graduates from a rich medium green to lime to sunflower, tipped in gold and striped with moss. The flat leaf pattern looks like a very appealing mandala. Sure to add light and life to your arrangements.

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The taller of the two is slender and graceful, with three branching trunks. Both specimens are potted in Braxton Payne terra cotta cylinder pots. Of course.

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The shorter one, potted in a slightly smaller cylinder, has the same three-leaf cluster structure as its taller sibling, and projects a powerful presence. The trunk armatures remain pliable and can be curved or straightened into most any form.

That I have arrived at not one, but two! specimens that tilt my acceptance meter to ‘yes, this is worthwhile’ is a tremendous achievement (she who regularly invites to tea the three-headed monster of perfectionism/paralysis/procrastination).

So that means I get to post a cat picture.

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Here is our yearling+ Scarlett, sleeping out the very foggy summer on a side deck bench. Every time I walk by she rouses enough to meow some variation of “Mao, wow!”

I smile every time.

 

16 thoughts on “Fiesta Yucca

    • Nancy Enge says:

      heh, Keli. I wanted to name them the Spanish word for ‘mandala’ but learned it is… ‘mandala’, so that was no fun. ‘Festus’ is the Latin root of ‘fiesta’ and I considered that briefly, but it just sounds pompous. So glad you like them!

      • Keli says:

        But they don’t have to be strictly exactly translations of words. Mandaloo. Mandaleila. Mandalalaland. Mandaloogie. Okay, maybe not that last one.

  1. Keli says:

    Mandaboogie. All night long. Mandaboogiewoogie.

    I am sitting in a chair, in my garage, while flooring installers are laying new vinyl in my kitchen. It’s extremely boring out here.

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