About to leave my place, the phone rang – “the big yuccas are arriving!” Having other things to do, working out on my mountain bike and then work, I chose to first watch how those with access to heavy equipment get it done.
So, a bike detour through UTEP it is.
It was only 2 yuccas, but the larger was first planted at a nursery owner’s home 40 years ago. I only had my cell phone camera, but my other is a mere hand-held!
1. Beaked Yucca or Zoyate / Yucca rostrata
2. Palm or Faxon Yucca / Yucca faxoniana
All finished and set to grow in their new home!
UTEP has their centennial celebration next year, but this spot is now mostly ready for important events and dignitaries. Including that aficionado of plant danger herself, as her periodic NM trip takes her not too far north. I mentioned a great beer taproom nearby for her guy Andy, to help seal the deal. We’ll see!