Monday, November 19, 2012

"Is it a Snake?"




That was the thought which flashed through my mind when first I saw this flower spike out of the corner of my eye. As it grew taller my curiosity grew also - what was this going to look like?













Then in the middle of one day some buds seemed to be swelling.




Five hours later when next I looked, they had sprung open.




Above and below were also taken late that afternoon, each flower appearing like a bell during its opening process.







Each day a few more buds would swell and then open late in the afternoon. Here my favourite little model  gives you an indication of the size of the flower spike (as well as the spinach/silverbeet which seems to love this particular spot in the garden).






















A total of 30 days passed between the first and last photos here. It was quite a delightful experience to watch this yucca plant flower, a plant which I didn't expect any flowers from at all.


35 comments:

Cinzia said...

In Australia avete dei fiori e dei paesaggi meravigliosi!!! Chissà che un giorno nn riesca a vederli dal vivo...ma dubito...
Cinzia

Noushka said...

What a beautiful flower stem this plant gave you!
A thrill to follow the opening of each one!
A very nice post!
Cheers!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow this is a wonderful journal! Amazing photos!

ally said...

just gorgeous photo journalling
I was not expecting that result either!

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful macros!

Doug Hickok said...

What a fascinating post on the progression of blooming. You chose an intriguing specimen, beautiful and unique in its form. Wonderful :^)

Marty said...

what a beautiful surprise in your garden ! you have a fantastic garden and the flower with a pink heart is really sweet !

Jedidja said...

O, what a beautiful flower.Here in the Netherlands I've never seen them in a garden. Only in a flowerpot






















































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HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wow, ein ganz grossarige Fotoserie...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

joy said...

What a lovely creation of God! I love how you take pictures of them. Really fantastic!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Totally amazing to be able to capture the blooming process.

now that spinach/silverbeet is one interesting plant... look at those leaves.

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello!
beautiful photos of blooming flowers.
In summer you, with me already chilly autumn.
Slowly approaching winter.
Your yucca is very original and very beautiful.
I send greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia

Rena said...

I love surprises like this from plants, beauty secrets unfolding, giving us special joys for many days. Gorgeous photos.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing the whole proces of the birth of these flowers! It's amazing! Last year I got a plant like that for my birthday. Not quite the same but with the same kind of white flowers. Whereabout do you live in Australia? My daughter lives in Queensland, outside Cooktown. She also did homeschooling with her children. Now one of them prefers to go to the Cooktown school.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Pat said...

I like the photos of the progression of growth. Is that a century plant? Or a yucca plant? Both of those plants get tall blooms like that. Your daughter is so adorable.

Sylvia K said...

I love watching the plant grow and bloom through your excellent photos!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a great week!

Giga said...

Ślicznie pokazałaś kwiat od pąka do pełnego rozkwitu. Wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
You showed pretty flower from bud to full bloom. Great pictures. Yours.

geanina said...

beautiful imagines! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You have the most beautiful plants where you live. And a keen eye for recording the growth process. Always enjoy visiting here!!

Happyone said...

It was beautiful watching the flowers grow. A great sequence.
And what a lovely model you had. : )

Valerie said...

A wonderful collection of images. thank you for sharing the unfolding of these beauties.... and that's some bunch of silverbeet!

Talibra said...

Pięknie zakwitła, gratuluję.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Gary said...

They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Looks like your little model is sure to grow as beautifully tall as those flowers. :)

flowersandhome said...

What a HUGE surprise this was! So much fun to see something unexpected like this happening in the garden. You have such a great helper in the garden to give us an idea of the size of things. She's the best!
Bye,
Marian

sharon said...

What plant is it?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Sharon I think it must be a kind of Yucca, looks similar to some of the google images I found.

Michelle said...

Yours looks so beautiful. Our yucca seems to almost burn up during the summer before we enjoy its full beauty.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The fence protects this one from the afternoon sun, this may account for its survival.

thefisherlady said...

I love what you have captured here... it is like kisses and pure love.
~warms the heart to see such an amazing work from our Father's hand.
He just speaks and lends His life giving breath... and it is.
Pure grace to bless us so!
so glad you could share this with us!

Mina fotostunder said...

Amazing photos!

Auksė said...

Beautiful story about yucca flower.
It was very interesting to see this miracle !

Aukse

Liz said...

What a delightful find!! I love your garden surprises.

Linda R said...

It looks so beautiful. I'm so glad you shared it with us. Does macro shots are so pretty.

Hugs

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