Thursday, June 21, 2012

Aloe



Aloe
Aloe sp.
(AL-oh)


There are over 400 species of Aloe ranging from miniatures to 40 foot tall trees. They are popular for both landscaping and pot cultivation. All species are native to Africa but have spread around the world now. These are actually Aloe buds and they open up and little yellow flowers protrude from the ends. I was wondering why I have so many Aloe photos and then realized that they bloom in the winter, which is the only time I get to go to their tropical habitat.

We are in the process of installing a big vegetable garden for someone right now. There are lot of angles in the beds so they miters are tricky but I am happy to be doing it. The owner has wanted one for many years and this is the year it finally gets built. Too bad about the heat wave we are having but we are muddling through. Building something is always fun and exciting and this project is no different.

2 comments:

Darla said...

Aloe blooms are a favorite of the Hummers too..it is very hot to be building anything outside.

My World Tuesday said...

Mitering....why we took algebra, geometry, trig. I hope it's going well. The aloe is beautiful.