More Amazing Aloes: South Africa in San Diego
There's a nursery near my home aptly named Desert Theater. It's nine acres of big, bold, dramatic, over-the-top succulents and cacti. It's one of the nurseries I enjoy taking people to, because they're invariably amazed. It's a photographer's feast any day of the year, but my favorite time to go is mid-winter when large aloes come into bloom. Aloes are native to parts of Africa that have a similar climate to Southern California's. Owner Brandon Bullard is a plant wizard, but he has yet to…
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my aloe garden
Four different rock gardens Build a rock garden against a wall Rock garden wall built standing alone Flat rock garden a full garden size rock garden The wall standing alone is the only rock garden that might need some instructions. It was build using large building blocks in the centre row. Smaller flat stones cemented on top of each other, leaving pockets for soil and plants, were then added in front to hide the large blocks. The building blocks are hollow which is convenient to plant the…
South African Aloe flowers
Aloe ferox (The Cape Aloe, Bitteraalwyn or Karoo-aalwyn) flowers (Left) and Aloe arborescens (The Krantz Aloe or Kransaalwyn) flowers (Right), South Africa, Winter, July 2006. Martin - Administrator of: Stapeliad & Asclepiad Group All things beautiful in Nature Group Succulent Treasures of the Desert Group The World Up-Close (Nature Macro) Group
'Small Summer Plein Air Paintings 2013'
Below are several small on location paintings from this summer. Most of the paintings are one sitting, some two and a couple three or four. I'm not locked into completing small works in one session unless everything falls into place and it works. If the piece needs more I'll bring it out to the spot for another go. Sometimes just a few adjustments in the studio is all the painting needs and rarely do I paint one that feels full and complete after two or so hours of painting without needing…