Saturday, December 05, 2009

The garden changes in time and season.  Take photos of the garden in the same way as taking photos of kids growing up. It is not obvious from day to day,  but looking back on the photos there are differences and a lot of memories.
The aloes in bloom. All aloes do not bloom at the same time, but most from the summer rainfall area, bloom in winter. ( the seeds will be ready for summer rain)  That is about 90% of the species in South Africa
The scene is calm and pretty,
the mesembs and daisies are not in bloom yet.
Now the mesembs and daisies are in bloom too. The last blooms on the racemes of the red hybrid (Aloe ferox X Aloe arborescens) are opening.
It is a carnival of color and some visitors are having a ball.  These glittering little bugs are harmless to the flowers. They live on nectar and pollen, assisting in the pollination of the plants in dry harsh ecosystems where there are not many bees.


guild-rez said...

Very nice post Erica..
I wish I could come for a visit to see your beautiful flowers and country.
I'll remember the tip for my year end review of our garden.
- Cheers from Canada,

Julie said...

Hi Erica! I have been searchng and wondering about you and your cats and aloes for a year now! I used to be SUCCULENTS BY J, and sure have missed you! Your place looks just gorgeous with all of the blooms!!! You certainy are the aloe queen!!! Tee hee hee!!!
Looking forward to looking back through your blog.
My life has changed so much in the last year...I am trying to get my succulents looking better to post, but have tried my hand at some art, and have become a stay at home grandma to my 1 year old granddaughter. Big changes. I am still hanging in there with the blog though, and hope to see you around.

I remember when you first sent me comments and I did not even know what a blogroll was, or how to add you, ha ha ha...but now you are going right into my blog list.

Take care!!!

Jo Ann said...

I just love all those colors!

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Debi said...

Erica dear,
Awesome!! Love the pics of your aloe plants over the years!! (Also very jealous!! We only have the one species here where I live in Kansas!!!) I would love to have some of those to plant in pots, as we would have to bring them in for our winters. What a wonderful job you have done taking beautifully tender care of your plants!! Thank you soooooo much for sharing! I will be back often to catch up on the goings on in your blog. :D
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day dearest Erica.

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"Guppy" Honaker said...

Your aloe garden is beautiful!

Keep up the good work on you blog. - David

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