Mid-November aloe updates from our garden
With a couple of exceptions, most of my recent posts have focused on other gardens. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, especially considering how special my most recent visits have been (ample proof: Casper's and Daryl's garden, Justin's and Max's garden, Kay's garden, Piece of Eden, and Hidden Agave Ranch).
But after a long summer lull, things are picking up in our own garden. Some developments are me springing into action, others are just nature doing its thing. In the latter category, many aloes are responding to the noticeably cooler nights by taking on reddish and purplish hues. Here are some photos taken over the weekend:
|Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' (far left, still green), Aloe excelsa (tomato soup red), Yucca 'Bright Star' (its usual color and obviously not an aloe), and Aloe marlothii (lavender gray)|
|Aloe marlothii—yes, I'm quite fond of this look|
|Aloe 'Eric the Red' (right), Aloidendron 'Hercules' (far left)|
|Aloe 'Moonglow', with a vigorous prostrate form of Acacia glaucoptera|
|Aloe 'Moonglow' pushing new flowers. It's always one of the earliest aloes to flower for me.|