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What’s Your Ultimate Aloe?

Above: Aloe ferox at Desert Theater nursery, Escondido, CA. From my video, Spectacular Aloes in Flower.

My ultimate aloes are any large, sculptural species with brilliant, Popsicle-like flowers that make striking garden plants even when not in bloom. Midwinter is peak aloe season and an excellent time to see them in nurseries and landscapes.

All About Aloes

On this site ~
One of Southern CA’s in-demand landscape designers, Bill Schnetz of Schnetz Landscape, Inc., likes to use aloes of all sizes in residential gardens…[Continue reading]

Go to my Aloes page for 70+ Aloe photos and IDs
Most of my aloe photos show the plants in bloom. After all, their large, vivid flowers are… [Continue reading]

Books ~
Find info about aloes in my books: Designing with Succulents, 2nd ed., pp. 182-190; Succulents Simplified, pp. 185-197.
I also recommend nurseryman/designer Jeff Moore’sbeautifully illustrated Aloes & Agaves in Cultivation. 

My YouTube Videos ~

Spectacular Aloes in Flower

 Hannah Jarson’s Aloe Eden


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