It's Bloom Day, but I didn't feel like doing blooms today. Instead, for a Sunday, a small meditation on the beauty of the plant world.
Huntington Desert Garden
Scaevola and Sedum:
Aloe suprafoliata will soon have its first flowers. After that the leaves will begin to spiral.
Aloe 'Roikoppie' clusters with Agave 'Joe Hoak':
Aloe capitata foliage is nearly the same color as Aloe 'Roikoppie' flowers:
Gasteria acinacifolia flowers. This is the largest Gasteria species and grows happily in the ground in Southern California, given part shade and quick drainage. The flower stems can reach 2' or more, and are beloved by hummingbirds.The beauty of the plant world must stand as defiance to the ugliness and stupidity that seems this morning too prevalent in the human species. Vive la France.