Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bloomin’ Aloe!

I have fun looking for the little surprises that show up in the greenhouse. I guess that kinda makes me a garden nerd. This time the surprise is my aloe plant. It’s blooming this tall, beautiful orange flower. I had no idea this thing was even forming, then KAPOW! there it was!

The bloom on my aloe plant.

I picked up this aloe at Longwood Gardens when I took a one-day class on tropical container gardening this past summer. They let us take home the leftover plants that we hadn’t used in our containers and grabbed up this big, dangerous-looking, octopus of a plant. It was plenty big when I got it and I think it’s at least doubled in size since I repotted it.

Aloe plant in the greenhouse.

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