Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Aloe Flowers / Flores De Aloe

I'VE HAD MANY aloe vera plants in my life but I've never had one that bloomed. We have two large planters in our entry hall, each with three aloes that are thriving. San Geraldo noticed Sunday that they're sending up flower stalks. It's going to be a beautiful spring.

HE TENIDO MUCHAS plantas de aloe vera en mi vida, pero nunca he tenido una que floreciera. Tenemos dos jardineras grandes en nuestro hall de entrada, cada uno con tres áloes que estan prosperando. San Geraldo notó el domingo que están enviando pedúnculos de flores. Va a ser una hermosa primavera.




SUNDAY NIGHT.
DOMINGO POR LA NOCHE.
MONDAY AFTERNOON. (THE WALL LOOKED PINK IN SUNDAY NIGHT'S ARTIFICIAL LIGHT.)
LUNES POR LA TARDE. (LA PARED SE VE ROSA EN LA LUZ ARTIFICAL DEL DOMINGO.)

HOLY CRAP! WHEN DID THAT GET SO BIG?!?
¡MIERDA! ¿CUÁNDO SE HIZO TAN GRANDE?!?

THAT FACE!
¡ESA CARA! 

30 comments:

  1. Great plants and pretty kitty. I gave up on growing cactus, too much maintenance for me to keep them alive.

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    1. Travel:
      We have more and more cacti and succulents now because they seem to have the least problems with bugs around here and are the easiest for us to keep thriving.

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  2. I guess congratulations are in order on the birth of Flora.

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    1. Frank:
      It's funny how excited we both are about this. Thanks!

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  3. I love the punum on that cat!

    We've had a couple of aloe plants flower, well, Carlos has because he's the green thumb, and they're really pretty.

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    1. Bob:
      Oh... Dudo. What a face. It's supposedly difficult/rare to get a potted aloe to bloom. Carlos has a gift.

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    2. Carlos has at least two gifts: gardening and putting up with me.

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    3. Bob:
      Carlos has at least three gifts: gardening, putting up with you, and having you to put up with.

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  4. Nice! I don't want to know what that plant is going to remind Mistress Maddie of. I'm going to try my hand at planting another bromeliad. I now know not to water them too often. Let's see if I can keep one alive this time.

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    1. Deedles:
      Picture anything and we know what it will remind Mistress Maddie of! We had an incredible bromeliad in the house in San Diego that continued to bloom. The only one I've ever had that kind of success with. Good luck!

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  5. A blooming Aloe!! Nice! Wonder what colour it will be?
    I SO miss having a cat!!

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    1. Jim:
      I'm expecting orange. Won't we be surprised!

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  6. Gorgeous plants. I have never seen an aloe flower - please be sure to show us photos as they progress. Paint colors that change with the light make a room come alive. I had a lilac bedroom as a teenager that felt magical. That Dudo is so expressive.

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    1. Wilma:
      There are a lot of aloes in bloom outside. Very exotic looking. And you know I'll drive you crazy with photos. As for Dudo, I've never seen such an expressive cat.

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  7. If that cat's pupils got any smaller, he'd look like Little Orphan Annie.

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    1. Kirk,
      Ha! The sun’s been brighter and they’ve been even smaller. I’ll try to get a shot of Annie next time.

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  8. It's not a natural thing, but I'm jealous of that kitty - she's looking up at that big long staunch thing. It's so rare I get that opportunity.

    Hugs.

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  9. Climb that??? I don't think so!

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    1. Willym,
      He used to use it as a back scratcher.

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  10. Some people have all the green thumbs!

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    1. KMoff,
      Remember how many plants we’ve gone through!

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  11. I didn't know aloe plants have flowers; wonder what color they are? and LOOK at that fabulous face!

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    1. Anne Marie,
      Flower stalks like look otherworldly. I’ll share photos. I’m expecting orange flowers. Won’t we be surprised!?!

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  12. I truly loved this post! Make sure and post pictures when it blooms. I have never seen one flower.

    "HOLY CRAP! WHEN DID THAT GET SO BIG?!?" You know how many times I hear that a week?

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    1. mistress maddie,
      You’d think word would have gotten out and it wouldn’t be such a surprise anymore. Will definitely share flower pics.

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  13. I never knew an aloe would bloom! And I love your cactus plants, your cat, and your pretty hallway!

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    1. Jennifer:
      All cacti/succulents bloom. You should hike the California desert in early spring. It's amazing.

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