Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ever changing scenes in the garden.  After I took the photo I realized how much the scene changed. Seeing it every day it seems to be the same. The aloes are Aloe gerstneri in front and you need to look close to see Aloe speciosa behind.
 Photo above was taken January 2007
 Photo below was taken January 2010
Aloe gerstneri blooms in summer  and Aloe speciosa in winter. The photo bellow is to show Aloe speciosa in bloom,  winter July 2009.

The angle of this photo is slightly different. There are still two Aloe gerstneri  plants the second one is behind the first one.  The toppled plum tree can be seen in the background  with only a few yellow leaves on it. The winter growing mesemb on the left is now bright green.  This photo below of Aloe speciosa  was taken 1 Aug. 2010.  In fact I went and took this photo a few minutes ago. Those flower racemes are at least 50 cm high and there are three! Below, this aloe from the side showing clearly the rosette facing north which is the rule for this aloe species.

5 comments:

Julie said...

H-E-L-L=O!!!!! Have missed you! Your aloes are so gorgeous, and large!!! Lovely! Makes our plants here look sickly!!! LOL. :)

guild-rez said...

Wonderful aloe pictures!!
Thank you for sharing your pictures!!

guild-rez said...

Erica,
can you please take a picture of the orange mold??
Love to see it and thank you for your visit.
Gisela

ericat said...

I had to search for the photos. It is not the quality o your photos and what is more I picked it up. Together with a small snail. Would not know if the snail was eating or not.
I will enter the photos in the next blog.

Jenn said...

Wow. Fabulous journey through time!