Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Vignette: A Whole New Life

  My late lamented Yucca linearifolia has a whole new life as Addams Family Cousin Itt, just in time for Halloween. 
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  1. That is far more brilliant than it ought to be.

    I love playing with dead plant matter: oversized and now skeletonized flower stems, bulbous root crowns, thorny canes. Cactguy hosted a fall earth sculpture event last year that used such materials to great effect, and who can forget Floramagoria's orange bamboo? I've done the same with the thickest canes off a Dahlia imperialis. Apart from rooting when you don't want them to (and that's after a season or two's worth of drying out), they're a nice, if flimsier substitute.

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    1. I have several Aloe marlothii flower skeletons. Candelabras!

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    2. and thanks for the link. Cool stuff.

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  2. Good humour has replaced the loss. I said Cousin Itt instantly then I read your caption!

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  3. Fantastic! =D Nice way of turning a negative into a positive, albeit a short-termed one!

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  4. Thanks for the morning laugh! Cousin Itt looks quite fetching in his western garb! Love Itt!

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    1. Maybe a toy gunbelt, so Itt can be an Outlaw, too?

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  5. OMG...you nailed it. So So So excellent!

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  6. This is BRILLIANT! I got a good laught out of it. Absolutely perfect for Halloween.

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    1. I thought the Elvis cape would be going to far. ;^)

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  8. Good idea to give your Yucca linearifolia a second life, so funny.






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  9. I love Itt! I don't suppose you can hang on to it for use in future years?

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    1. I'm wondering/hoping if Itt can come back from a root. I got a new 'Bright Star' and several dozen 'Margaritaville' that way.

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  10. Have been gathering images of spooky-looking plants on a pin board, but this one won't make the cut because Itt just makes me laugh too hard. Brilliant save. Hope the Y. linearifolia can come back, though I imagine that would be a multi-year process?

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    1. Not more than a decade, I should think. But worth the wait, surely!

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  11. Oh, that is simply BRILLIANT!!!! And it made me laugh - love it! :D

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  12. OMG, ZZ Top is in your garden!! And the plants in the background frame him (Itt?) perfectly. An absolute scream ;~)

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    1. All kinds of screams are good for Halloween. :^)

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