Aloe Thraskii says "Surprise!"

It finally feels more like Autumn than August, so the Aeoniums are waking up.  Aloe pseudorubroviolacaea in the foreground, Aloe thraskii in the background.  Then I saw...
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...can it be????
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The start of Aloe thraskii's first flower!  "Surprise!"
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  1. How cool is that? What a nice surprise!

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    1. Not as cool as a basement full of mannequins, but nice. :)

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  2. I love Aloe flowers! My Aloe glauca is producing quite a few right now.

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    1. I saw your A. glauca on your blog, and it looks great. You are giving it excellent care.

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  3. Yeah! How exciting!

    I keep checking my aloes all the time. So far only 'Moonglow' has flowers.

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    1. Capitata is starting also. They are early this year.

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  4. More to come for the rest of autumn and winter I presume? Nice!

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    1. Hopefully many more. Maybe this year, also the first 'Hercules'.

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  5. The first photo is really beautiful! Nice combo there.

    One of my little potted aloes (or aloe-like plants) flowered when I put it outside this year -- a real surprise. Still, I can only dream about the aloe blooms you get to enjoy. :)

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    1. What I was really after was the hummingbird perched on the A. thraskii, but that one was a blur. If your Aloe is blooming it is doing well, an achievement in your hot & humid-summer climate.

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  6. My small aloes are blooming too. I need to invest in some of the larger varieties, although maybe not one quite as tall as A. thraskii.

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  7. The play of color and texture in photo #1 upstages even the flower for me.

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    1. Me, too. The very first time a plant blooms, though, it's a treat.

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  8. I love the combo too! Is that Westringia on the left?

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    1. Maireana sedifolia. It's now completely recovered from the puppies using it for a toy a couple of years ago. I guess that means it's about time for them to start ruining it again.

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  9. Beautiful plants dear Hoover and such a wonderful surprise, it always is when a plant blooms.
    xoxoxo ♡

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