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Living Rocks (Pleiospilos nelii)


These odd little African succulents start out egg-shaped, then split open to reveal a smaller capsule that in turn splits open at right angles to the first.

Pleiospilos 'Royal Flush'

In spring, being ice plants, they produce neon-bright, multipetalled, daisylike flowers. Continue Reading →

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Spectacular Succulent Flowers


Is it any wonder I’m such a fan of succulents? In addition to being easy care, low-water and having architectural shapes, they send forth spectacular flowers. Some of the most amazing are those of aloes, most of which bloom in midwinter (in temperate climates). Shown above is Aloe x ‘David Verity’, in Patrick Anderson’s Fallbrook, CA garden. Continue Reading →

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