Thursday, May 23, 2013

Who Knew These Actually Bloom?!?

I work in NW Portland and while walking from my parked car to my favorite burger (Street Car Special @ Nobb Hill) -  I like to take various paths through the hood to see people's yards and flowers.

One day I noticed this little guy. I'm assuming it is a Dracaena (aka Spike Plant).  I don't really know them that well other than they look great in the center of a decorative planter.  I've never grown one as a yard plant, but I think I might have to reconsider them.

I was surprised by the Asparagus-like bloom spike. So I made sure to check back to see him bloom.   

There was an added bonus of a cute little Echium friend blooming nearby.  

A little out of focus, but you get the idea.

Kudos to the person that staked up the flower!


  1. The days in the life of a flower make for a fun post.

  2. The blooms remind me a bit of Aruncus.