Aloe flowers

More Amazing Aloes: South Africa in San Diego

– Posted in: Succulents

There’s a nursery near my home aptly named Desert Theater. It’s nine acres of big, bold, dramatic, over-the-top succulents and cacti. It’s one of the nurseries I enjoy taking people to, because they’re invariably amazed. It’s a photographer’s feast any day of the year, but my favorite time to go is mid-winter when large aloes [...]

Spectacular Succulent Flowers

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

  Is it any wonder I’m such a fan of succulents? In addition to being easy care, low-water and having architectural shapes, they send forth spectacular flowers. Some of the most amazing are those of aloes, most of which bloom in midwinter (in temperate climates). Shown above is Aloe¬†x ‘David Verity’, in Patrick Anderson’s Fallbrook, [...]