Aloes in Kelly Griffin’s Garden

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Kelly Griffin is a succulent breeder for Altman Plants, the largest grower of succulents and cacti in the US. Kelly is renowned for his aloe hybrids—unusual and colorful succulents new to the nursery marketplace.

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In Kelly’s own garden are aloes yet to be introduced, that he’s experimenting with, growing for flowers so he can harvest the seeds, or simply collecting because they’re intriguing and beautiful.

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Watch a video of Kelly showing the aloes in his garden. What do you think? Did you enjoy seeing the aloes in a plant breeder’s own garden?


Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified, all Timber Press bestsellers. Her goal is to enhance others' enjoyment and awareness of waterwise plants and gardens by showcasing the beauty and design potential of succulents via books, articles, newsletters, photos, videos, social media and more. Debra and husband Jeff live in the foothills north of San Diego. She grew up in Southern California on an avocado ranch, speaks conversational Spanish, and at age 18 graduated magna cum laude from USIU with a degree in English Literature. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting. Debra's YouTube channel has had over 3,000,000 views.
Debra Lee Baldwin
Debra Lee Baldwin
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James Fisk March 13, 2016, 9:58 am

I will be traveling in the San Diego area 7-11th April and would like to visit a few succulent gardens. If you could refer a few gardens this will be most welcome. I met Kelly a couple of months ago when he visited my nursery in South Africa. I have tried to mail him, but my mails return as undelivered. If you could please contact Kelly or send me other contact details I would greatly appreciate this. I would like to say hello to him while I am in your area. Thank you, james fisk

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