More Huntington Eye Candy, Okay?
I've been cutting back roses, not the most visually exciting garden project. Bought and planted (in the ground!) between 'Molineux' and 'Julia Child' roses a 4" Trachelium caeruleum
'Hamer Pandora', which will show up in blog photos eventually.
A particularly fine Agave potatorum
Mostly, time has been occupied by the last bathroom remodeling decisions to finalize regarding cabinet pulls, minor finish details, paint color, and suchlike. There's also been the putting away of the modest amount of Christmas decorations and the chopping up the tree for mulch. Not much to blog about. So...how about a little more Huntington eye candy?
I bought a 'David Verity' Aloe last year and nearly killed it. It wanted more water than it was getting (none). Intent on saving it (see those flowers above) I planted it in the ground in an irrigated location, and it has recovered, though it will be a few years before it flowers.
Didn't note the name of this one
Fine little (3'/1 m) crested Euphorbia
The interesting trunk of Aluaudia procera shows how the leaves are arranged, in pairs with a spine in between, spiraling around the stem
Aloe 'Roikappie', reliable color for edging. I use it in the same way at home.
How big do you think that Agave is?
Bigger than you think.
The winter light brought out violet highlights. Oooh!
Aloe petrophila is a plain, small green plant...
...but the cream-striped, green-tipped flowers are particularly lovely.
A Crassula ovata selection displayed why it is named 'Pink Powderpuff':
Aloe wickensii, maybe.
It was chilly enough that morning to make the hummingbirds unwilling to move. This one perched for quite a while, trying to warm up and get ready for a day of hummerbattles.
Now back to gauntlet gloves, felcos, and pruning.