There are dozens of species of Aloe, from tall trees to dwarf cultivars that grow no larger than a tennis ball. I took the photographs shown here in nurseries and residential and public gardens in southern and coastal California. Aloes flower mainly in winter, but there’s at least one variety in bloom at any time of the year. Many thanks to Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Garden for checking my IDs. Scroll to the end to see those we couldn’t quite figure out, and do let me know if you recognize them. You’re welcome to copy and use any of these providing the watermark is intact. Enjoy! — Debra Lee Baldwin
But first, for an eye-candy indulgence, watch my 3-min. video of “Spectacular Aloes in Flower” at a Southern CA nursery in January. Truly a WOW!
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