Beautiful Orange Flower.
Another Succulent in Flower
Definitely an aloe, but not Aloe vera (which has fewer, fatter leaves with more of a gray-green color, and usually a yellow flower). There are hundreds of aloe species out there... I couldn't tell you which one this would be, sorry. But maybe someone else here knows.
Do you have hummingbirds there? Aloe flowers are bird magnets here. It seems like they must make a steady stream of nectar, because the birds come back and visit several times a day, even do battle with each other to decide who controls the territory.
No true Humming Birds here.
Not like those beauty's yall have there.
Thanks for your reply.
They all look great.
Did you say they are recent pictures.
Funny how we have similar weather on the opposite sides of the world. ^_^
I see it is 3.55 pm Saturday where you are and I have 7 am Sunday.
Very interesting about our Succulents being on same time clock.
Yet another great picture Dale.
They all appear a tad on the Orange side ?
Do Yall get the White or Blue kind ?
Another great picture Baja.
So yours are also flowering at the moment ?
Do you find it hard to keep the weeds out of your Succulent Garden ?
I tend to use a weeding wand. (poison)
Stops me from needing to bend over in amongst all those spines.
They hurt like hell when they break off inside ones skin.
What a lovely, delicate flower. I've only seen white-flowered aloes in pictures. Never seen a blue one.
Three aloe inflorescences in this current shot from the public garden. Left to right: lutescens (bicolor), marlothii (yellow, about to start opening), and arborescens (just finished doing its thing, but it was orange-red in November).
How cool is that Dale.
I myself have never had the blue one but I have seen it out and about.
The weeds we have here are mostly annuals (the grass seed starts sprouting after the first or second rain of the season). The hills are barren and dry up until that point, then for a while there's some weeding to do, and then as summer returns and everything dries to a bone, most of the weeds are history.
I recently got this tool for weeding around cacti and agaves and plants with wicked spines. It's sold as a fishing tool for removing hooks from cavernous, toothy places. The handle tightens the jaws at the end, so you can get a good grip on weeds without getting your fingers anywhere near the spines on your plants. It cuts way down on the ouch factor. Highly recommended.
What a great Garden Tool Baja.
I'm definitely going to look for a similar thing in one of our Fishing Stores.
Do you have the Store BFC there ?
Nope. I got mine online (just look for "fish hook remover" or something like that) and it was not expensive.
So it's a ginger and not a Succulent.
Thanksa for the link.
All your pictures are really great.
Thanks for sharing.
Bok Tower, the highest point in Florida (about 100 meters) has some nice succulent containers.
Is that for real ?
Denmark is much like that.
And Holland as well I guess.
Almost completely flat.
Please keep 'showing off'.
I really enjoy your pictures.
Why are the big rocks in the garden bed in your last picture ?
Is it to cut down on weeding ?
Or are all the plants still in pots and just held down by the stones ?