Spanning a period of 6 months the photographs below are of a single yucca stem that was persuaded to circularize, with bailing wire, while it was growing. After blooming a cactus wren found the shape attractive and built a nest within the circularized stem. Now abandoned, the finished stem was harvested and placed with others as another stay in the fence line at the entrance to the Painted Pony Resort. While other yucca stems did not turn out as well their curving stems will also be added to the fence line with the idea of creating an entrance area that is inviting to guests after their drive to reach the estate, as well as holding the fence wire in place.
|Yucca stem in training.|
|Trained yucca stem in bloom|
|The same yucca stem after drying and ready for harvest.|
|Yucca stem fence stay.|