Aloes @ L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Mikey(SoCal-Z10-22/23)February 12, 2006

Earlier in the week the fetching Mrs. Mikey and I visited the gardens at the L.A. County Arboretum and found the Aloes doing their thing!

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mrbrownthumb(z5 Chicago)

I wasn't impressed by the first two pics, it wasn't until the third pic that my jaw dropped. I think the idea of scale given by the lady (Mrs Mickey?) in the pic is what did it for me. Those are huge plants and the blooms are impressive.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2006 at 11:38PM
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mrbrownthumb(z5 Chicago)

thanks for sharing the pics they're pretty neat.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2006 at 11:40PM
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baci(z10Ca)

That is a beautiful picture. I have seen that batch of aloes although not in bloom. The arboretum is great. They have pristine maintenance, no plant graffiti, and label all their plants. It is nice to be able to walk through a park and know what the plants are.
The peacocks are nice, too.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 8:46AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

They are stunning!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 12:02PM
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Mikey(SoCal-Z10-22/23)

It's difficult to get the fetching Mrs. Mikey to pose, especially when there are what she calls "beasts" (lizards) hiding everywhere...

The flowering aloe in the middle photo is roughly 8-10' tall.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 12:28PM
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Joyce(Zone 7b LI, NY)

Hi Mikey! Great Pix!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2006 at 9:36PM
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Mikey(SoCal-Z10-22/23)

Hi Joyce. Thanks

    Bookmark   February 14, 2006 at 11:28PM
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