This And That Here And Where

Aloe imalotensis var. longeracemosa  Aloe deltoideodonta 'variegata'   Aloe deltoideodonta 'Sparkler'  (this time I'm sure)
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Planting this and that small plant, here and there, plus new mulch.  The "t" crossing and "i" dotting of spring.

The Manfreda flower is 5' tall (1.5 m).
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The plant wants it noticed!
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'Blue Glow' is as tall as it is going to get.  The flowers are starting to swell and will soon open.
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Iceplant flowers decorate Agave augustifolia
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About every third rose has one or two flowers open.  'Altissimo':
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I've tried to limit my plant-buying to plants for empty spots.  Some success.  A 'Wendys Wish' Salvia went into an empty spot.
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As did a 'Hot Lips' Salvia.  (The purple flower is the Salvia behind, 'East Friesland'.)
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And a little Fuchsia:
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All the half-price Dahlias from Home Cheapo are up and growing.
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Ditto for all the cheap lillies:
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I put a new rose where Cuddles always used to nap.  I removed all the grass--it was wrecked.  The spot looked so empty without Cuddles sleeping there, or raising her little nose to drink in the breeze. 
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I did get this Aloe imalotensis var. longeracemosa  Aloe deltoideodonta 'variegata' without a specific spot in mind, but as soon as I figure out what species it is,  I'll have an idea of where to plant it.  Lots of room for Aloes still. 
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I'm gardening so much, hardly time left for garden blogging--which is probably for the best.  This and that, here and where.  What are you up to out there? 


  1. That 'Blue Glow' flower spike is amazing!

    What is this "limiting plant buying to the space you have" concept? It is foreign to me. :)

    Oh I wish I could be out gardening already. Soon I hope.

    1. It's all too foreign to me as well! Still too cold to garden where you are? Soon, soon...

  2. Gosh those flower spikes are tall, they will look beautiful when the buds open. The iceplant makes such a beautiful yellow display, the rose is lovely and that lily looks very healthy, I love green architectural plants.
    xoxoxo ♡

    1. I love architectural plants also. They are fascinating to look at, aren't they?

  3. Have I mentioned again in the last five minutes how jealous of your fabulous hardiness zone and amazing garden I am? Amazng as always! Love the 'Blue Glow' flower spike! I've got one in a pot that participates in the semi-annual migration (in the dry glass room that's kept above freezing in the winter and back outside in the summer.) Limiting your plant buying cannot be healty! Besides, you need more plants for your balcony, right?

    1. Oh dear, that balcony...still a is on the to-do list... Sounds like you take special care of your 'Blue Glow'--easy to do when it is so beautiful, yes? :)

  4. They sure are dear Hoover, the shapes, the shades of green and other tones, the textures and many with variegated leaves, something else I find very appealing.

    xoxoxo ♡

    1. Thanks, Dianne. I do like variegation!


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