A little Aeonium volunteer that escaped from the succulent garden. They're pesky here so normally they get tossed. But it looks so good I'm letting it stay (for a while anyway).
I made some planters from the flower stalk of a giant agave, and put Sansevieria in them. The view from our picture window into the shade garden now has a Jurassic jungle feel.
Here's a baby aeonium I found in some rocks. Hard to believe that it's had no water or soil for nearly four months, because it looks absolutely radiant.
Walked into my greenhouse and there it was -- a glowing nuclear alien aloe with a 12" stalk as candy orange as the plant itself. So I took a few minutes out of whatever
Rescued a baby Christmas Cactus from a near-dumpster experience last year and brought it home. This year it's rewarding us with a Christmas red and candy pink and white display.
The first real rains of the season blew down this 20 foot tall agave flower the woodpeckers had stuffed with acorns.
Gasteria Ellaphiae is an interesting succulent that does quite well in light-to-medium shade as long as the soil is kept warm and dry. This plant was a thumb-sized pair of leaves and no roots last spring, but, as you can see from the photo, it now has half a dozen new leaf clusters that can be separated into new plants.
Gasteria nigracanus,, like all gasterias, is from South Africa and loves the hot, dry weather. When the plant is happy, it sprouts thick, flashy leaves in pink, green and gold.
This little baby tiger doesn't look like much during the day, but just before sunset, it throws out a very impressive flower. Use the before and after slider to see how it changes
Currently my favorite aloe is this guy, Orange Marmalade. In the winter he's a blue-green, but in the full summer sun he turns orange. Very cool.